I’d say I’m proud of teaching myself to paint and handle lighting and color theory. My figure drawing’s also gotten a lot better. That said, I still need work when it comes to general page composition, as well as general speed and efficiency when it comes to putting out work.
As for researching, I did a lot when it came to Hob, and some of the one-shots like The Sleepwalkers required a great deal of technical research. For Dark Science, there’s not much speculative science, so most of the research has been design-driven. I have a big archive of art deco and vintage world’s fair photos, as well as a good number of propaganda posters (mostly from Britain) dating from about 1920 to 1945.