This is my first post in the artists forum. I wouldn't consider myself an artist, since im a programmer by training and its my profession. Ive enjoyed drawing all my life though, but its always been copying stuff i liked. Comics, video game images, action figures, etc. This is my first piece I have ever put on paper that I saw in my head.
I really want to learn to paint my sketches in photoshop, but I am completely lost as to how to start. I am familiar with photoshop, but no expert. I understand layers, blending modes, etc. But that is a long way from understanding how to properly paint a piece
Here is my sketch. Its not great, its probably just mediocre, but I really want to do the entire process on this piece.
I would like to know if there are any recommended resources on painting. I have found various things online, but none that really talk about different techniques.
Thanks all for any time you spend here.