Heh, been a long, long time in hiding...been studying and practicing all that time, when not writing. Finally getting to a point where I'm comfortable showing my work.
Gonna start doing portrait requests over at Reddit for fun and practice. This is the first.
Sketched in Painter, the rest in Photoshop.
I'm happy with it. My weak points, I think, are the hair and textures. I need to study up specifically on adding texture to the skin by hand, and different approaches to painting hair. I did alright with the volume of it, but the detail with the comb style brush just isn't doing it for me. I also think I got a little lazy with the shirt's texture.
Edit: If you'd like the see the reference image, I'll leave a link to the original Reddit post. Apologies if it 404's in the future, but I don't want to link to upload the actual photograph anywhere else without permission.Reddit - The girl I want to Impress...
Around 6 hours work, with short breaks here and there.
Open to serious critiques.
Thanks for looking.