Quest for Improvement
Coltrane's been my first serious character ever created. He's been basically heavily inspired by Anne Rice's characters (I was 18), but he's evolved and I believe he got a really strong and unique personality. My main problem is: I can't portray him. He's always changing looks and that's because I cannot paint what's inside my head. That does not happen with my other characters tho, it's just his case, which is kind of frustrating.
Anyway, on to the technique. I wanted to do something else rather than the crosshatching, so I searched for skin brushes and this is the result. As I abused Photoshop and not Painter for first time in years, this portrait looks way too digital. I have mixed feelings towards this -I kind of feel like I cheated-, but I'll let you decide wether I'm improving or not. I decided I'll try out more things as I was getting tired of my current technique which I think was leading nowhere.Photoshop CS3, Painter 7 and XAwesome Skin Brushes:Edit:
I couldn't sleep so after reading crits and suggestions I went back and fixed some things, mainly the eyes.