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So, I'm trying to get back into digital painting, after a long layoff. I'm definitely rusty, and I was never exactly a pro to begin with.
For the moment I'm focusing on value and form, but I want to start moving into color as well, since it's always been a weak spot for me.
Any crits and commentary are welcome. My one asset as an artist is that I have pretty thick skin.
Here's my first attempt. Approximately 3 hours, in Manga Studio, from reference. I can definitely see a lot of issues (proportions, value range, etc.), and it's technically unfinished, but I didn't think I could solve the problems here without starting over, so I'll just start fresh tomorrow.
Here's a gif of my basic process for this:
And here's the photo I used as reference:
Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I can't say I'll be updating everyday, but I think I can manage two or three times a week.
Mastery is the result of ceaseless error, combined with ruthless self-appraisal.