I am sick of seeing portraits with flawless complexions and perfect proportions. I think only the best can capture not just the beauty of a character, but the beauty of the flaws as well. You have done that beautifully here, I'm in awe.
wow i'm so flattered that one of my paintings influenced you to buy a tablet how do you get along with the tablet ? i remember i had a real hard time doing even straight lines with the tablet when i just got it ... it takes some getting used to as for getting better just practice man ... tell yourself instead "i hope i was now half as good as i will be in 6 months" that's what i lways tell myself and i'm always trying to get better and better and my ultimate goal is to be able to paint photorealistic from imagination without using references so i have lot of improving to do ... don't know if i'll ever reach that level of insanity but i'll try to get as close as i can ... thanks for the comment my friend and keep going and try always to reach that next level
I'm finding the tablet is quite user friendly. Although I've still got a lot practicing to do with it, I'm especially needing more practice with painting/drawing in general, but I'm loving the challenge of trying to make every painting better than my previous ones.
I think my biggest difficulty at the moment is learning the best way to approach a digital painting i.e. what brushes to use, how the opacity/strength settings affect the brush strokes etc.
i can tell you my settings don't know if these are the best settings and it basically depends on your need and this is the general settings i use and sometimes i do change them depending on what i do but for the most part i use opacity and flow at 100% and "other dynamics" checked in the brush settings and "opacity" set to pen pressure for the brush itself i use mainly the regular round one sometimes the sharp edge and sometimes the soft edge sometimes i would use scattering too