Mr. Dirman Rismadi is a freelance Final Artwork Artist working at my agency. What an FA artist does is he prepares (mostly digital) artwork created by graphic designers and/or art directors, and he makes sure that it complies with the specifics of the magazine/publisher/whatever output method desired. Things like gutter, bleed, color model, etc. It requires diligent attention to detail.
He freelances only for the money; his main occupation is as a naturalist painter, specialising in oil and pastel on canvas. He gave me some tips on charcoal sketching. Perhaps most important among them is that I actually can sketch. Even though not perfectly yet.
Though not much, I think this is the best sketch of anyone that I've ever made of a person. Aside from that one sketch of Lurino at a warnet I did a couple of years ago; which I haven't had the opportunity to scan yet. Still a long way to go to catch up to artists academically trained at graphic design schools, methinks. But I'm definitely heading there. No matter what anyone would say.