I picked up The Art Of Loish at Forbidden Planet Comics while I was in London. I’m always on the lookout for a good art book and was somewhat familiar with her from DeviantArt. Her style is very painterly and that’s a skill I need to cultivate a bit more. Her book was a good kick in the pants to make an effort to get better.
If you’re not familiar with her stuff I’d recommend checking it out at loish.net
Here’s the loose sketch from the above attempt at a more painterly style of coloring. All done in Manga Studio.