Hi all, been trying to get back into drawing recently, and learning digital painting. Here is some of the stuff I have done in the past week or 2
Really nice work Peter18 - I love your Obiwan Kenobi. Keep up the paint studies - they look really useful.
Very nice progress - I can guess who it is now! You're achieving a very good likeness of Hermione!
Pretty good the hair I think is really good wondering how you went about with the hair? Overall a sweet job, you did.
Thanks. For the hair, I kinda just made it up really. Painted a base color with a rough idea of where I wanted darker and lighter toned to be. I then used a much smaller brush, and start with the dark tone and painted individual strands, and then layered it up with mid tones, lighter tone, and highlight. I then used the smudge tool set to about 15% and lightly went over the hair, just to soften it a bit.
You are definetely talented! Keep trying and practising and you will become a great artist!
Your eyes are already pretty damn close. However, I'd suggest trying out a stronger contrast on the skin. From my point of view, you should focus on a few aspects right now:
1. Getting some high contrast in the skin, to create a little bit more drama and a sence of depth.
2. Mixing the skin color with a few reds and yellows, and maybe even other colors to imitate the effect of colored light.
These two always have a huge impact onto a painting, because light and shadows are keys we use to determine wether something looks real or not