Well, The portfolio for the internship is finally delivered and out of my hands. I have some snapshots of the finished product that I can upload later. I really put it all on the table with this one. I even let other projects (degree included) fall by the side. I'm hoping that the risk paid off, but even if nothing comes from it I'm glad I went for it.
In other non-portfolio non-degree related news, I've decided to keep up my layout/background practice by doing several of these quick studies from photographs. The idea is that I'll try to capture the mood of the reference image, while taking creative license on the stylization.