I am much happier now working in colour and have completely dropped the initial grey-scale pass. With this piece I was also a little adventurous. The main reference I was using had the models body facing forwards, as you will see in the videos below, but this just didn’t seem to fit with the style of the portrait. So, rather than leave the piece unfinished I decided to step away from the reference and paint the body myself.
This is a huge step towards me one day painting a completely unique and made up portrait.
Created entirely on the Wacom MobileStudio Pro using Photoshop.