Generally speaking, the requests I get tend to be extremely limited. I had this brilliant idea some time ago of taking a certain webcomic-based requests in order to get, well, some requests. Unfortunately the downside to this was that was all I ever did.
So when I get an opportunity to do, well, SOMETHING else, I tend to leap at it. In this case, I was requested by some dude I know to draw him as a fantasy trollslayer thing.
Which was fun. I've decided I like the shirt+kevlar vest look, and leather isn't that far a stone's throw.