@ragamuffin: Thanks! I'm glad you like it. And looking back you're totally right about the color of the face. It's something I'll have to keep in mind in the future.
Anyway, here's a new painting I've started. It's still at the beginning stages. I've roughly laid out the drawing directly on the canvas using a red pencil using a sketch I've made (hidden on the left) as my reference.
And here's a digital piece, once again in the early stages. It wasn't meant to be a fanart piece, but as I was working on the idea I thought that Nico Robin from One Piece would fit well.