This is a term that can have a few mening, the one i'm concerned about is my skill level with my art. In my efforts to surround myself with more artistic influences i found that there are great deal of artists, whom i admire, are virtually non-existant on the web, or the updates of their work on line is so infrequent, that i often forget they are there.
So of the artists that i did find are phenomenal. i man their work is so well crafted that's it's easy to see why they are working professionally. And that's when it hit me, i needed to"Up my Game". The render below is of "Matt Damon", i seriously question the likeness, and even the composition, but that wasn't the point. The effort below was attempt to recall the skills of rendering, proportions, and basic composition. all skills that will aid in any effort no matter what type of illustration you do. Now this version took i think about 45 minutes, maybe but you can see fro the results i hope i'm headed in the right direction.