Which leads me nicely to the image above, which is a digital painting I've made over the last day or two. I've been wanting to get back into drawing and painting as it's something I enjoy but usually don't get round to doing much of. I've been using the excellent Ctrl Paint site as a guide, and anyone starting out in either digital or traditional painting should definitely check it out. Here's the url
Another site I used as reference for the painting above (which, incidentally, I found from Ctrl Paint) was
This is a really good site that provides quick reference for artists to use for their own work. Because I just wanted to get familiar with painting in Photoshop, I used the image below and tried to recreate it without straight out tracing the image.
There are a few changes I'd like to have made but overall I'm pretty happy with how it's looking. It was only meant to be a quick paint job but, like always, I ended up getting sucked in to the details. I wasn't keeping track of time when making it but I'd say it took roughly 8-10 hours to do. Like I say this is the first time really that I've properly delved into digital painting using the techniques from Ctrl Paint so I'm hoping it'll be quicker the more I do.
Any feedback would be most welcome!