This is a Hand Painting Workshop done for the ImagineFX Magazine (check Issue 16).
A slight change of style again, but this time I believe it is a direction I am going to shift to. My goal was to create a bold mood without adding too much unnecessary detail.
Painted from 0 in Photoshop with some help from Painter.
A detailed WIP, along with descriptions, source files and so on will be available in the Issue 16 of ImagineFX. This is no paintover whatsoever and the only photo reference was used for the pendant and marble (which I turned into a custom brush for the face markings). See below for links.
Live references before painting in the form of anatomy and lighting studies (my mom ;P), but mainly just looking at my own hands during painting to fix mistakes and so on.
Linen done with a custom made brush consisting of a few lines. I guess that's about it?
Comments and crits very welcome as always.
The mentioned photo references so you can compare: