This is the thumbnail I picked for Project 2. It gives an idea of the concept, composition and values i am going for.
I did another drawing to tighten up some details, changed squirrel to a hawk etc. I will be painting over this traditionally first, and then I will scan it and finish digitally. I am still using the thumbnail as a value guide, because I didn't want to spend forever filling in exact values in the drawing that I will just paint over.