any critique and comments welcome.
List of things I learned during this painting:
- learn to paint hair. I'm not thinking of 'chunks' of hair as forms. Drawing strands of hair is fun but won't get me as far in the long run. Feel free to contend this
- Plan out the shapes, full image as a thumbnail, blocking it in and get those values right before rendering, detailing so much. Also have an idea of the lighting for the whole scene from the thumbnail phase. (I went straight into linework of the face)
- Work from a good reference photo, the original here was very dark, bad lighting, very grey but I wanted to paint colors. I had a lot of intermediate steps where I was reshaping the curves and bringing up the saturation or contrast.