Tentacle Cat Monster Enjoys a Spot of Tea in the East Library

This was kind of a warm up / try oil paints again / get to know people in class painting for my painting class. It's a still life I set up with one of my plush critters and some books (that Practical C++, Cascading Style Sheets, a modern art history textbook that weighs a ton and 3 illustration annuals) .

I have very poor ventilation where I work which makes working with oils very unpleasant. I forgo the solvents and medium and try to work with just the paints and linseed oil, and I keep a big houspainter's fan going while I work, but the fumes still start to make me woozy after a short time. I think on the next one I'm going to give the water-oils another try.