My latest portrait

I’ve been learning a lot in my online digital painting class over at Paintable. Here’s my latest portrait that I created from photographic reference. I’ve always had difficulty painting hair in portraits and making it look believable, but I’m getting better at it after having gone through the hair exercises in my online classes.

Here’s the progression of this piece from sketch to first grayscale rendering, and then on to coloring and final details.

 

I’ve signed up for a week long portrait painting course over at Paintable, so I should be posting more portraits here in the future. Mt goal is to get good enough at painting digital portraits that I can paint all of my book covers myself and capture the true essence of the characters.

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