Same subject, very different styles and colors.
And Donato Giancola worked on his painting of Gandalf and Frodo at Bag End:
I started painting Spring vs Winter. The value studies turned out to be very helpful, but since I'm not used to translating black and white to color, I've been using the black/white filter on my camera to check my references and my painting, making sure that things are dark or bright enough.
Skulls! I've never painted them before.