So this is my master copy of Ilya Repin's "Shevstov". I had fun with it and I learned a lot. Watching Shawn Barber's demo at Ringling really helped me out on this as well since I applied what I learned there here. I used a projector to trace the drawing onto the canvas panel.
This is the original. Way BETTER than mines. Ha. I don't expect to paint like Repin in one semester, let alone A LIFETIME!