I'm finally understanding digital painting. I've been working in all sorts of traditional mediums for most of my life so far and switching to Photoshop painting is a bigger change than I expected. It's when I stopped forcing it to work like I was painting with a paintbrush & water, using the many layer options,etc, and accepted the medium for what it was is when it started to look a whole lot better. Traditional painting will always be my thing but I can't help but try some digital here and then.
This is left-handed still. My right arm is slowly coming back after 3 weeks of OT. For some reason it's taking longer than usual for it to heal, according to doctors, but I was able to play some Badminton with it yesterday! I probably shouldn't have but I'm not experiencing any bad repercussions from it so it must mean it's getting a lot better!
Below is the final and a close-up of the head. And under that is the pencil drawing that I painted over.
Let me know what you think and if you have any advice for me.