I wish I could post now too, but not yet...
GriNGoLoCo - yeah, I draw by hand still, too. I'm actually mch more comfortable drawing by hand with pencil and charcoal than with a wacom stylus. Something about the tools that I'm still not used to.
silentbrain - thanks! I can't work more than 2 hours at a time, and I only have that much time on weekends. Still, I guess all told I'd say 7-9 hours. That's not counting the time standing back and hating myself for screwing something up.... and then a half-hour later (or 2 weeks later) deciding it's all right and continuing.
My problem is that I never think in terms of 3-d planes when I draw, so I need to do that more.
And yeah, you're both right that I have to clean-up the study.
Whoah! 2 pages?!