This is the first time I actually really love a painting of mine. I am just very, very happy with the look, proportions and colors. ‘Alpha and Omega’ took me about a month (mostly my Sundays) but it was all worth it! The size of the painting is about 80 by 60 cm and it’s currently drying, awaiting it’s framing and varnishing at a later stage.
This is my new work. I am still in need of a title…
In my fascinating quest of becoming a better artist, I have followed many interesting You Tube tutorials for painting faces or skin. Istebrak’s critic hours have taught me some very basic techniques and also that the attention to detail can change a good face painting to a great face painting. I would recommend for the start up her older tutorial ‘How to Paint Skin Realistically (Using a Face)’ as this one really taught be the basics very quickly and in a way that was applicable for myself.
But there are many other good tutorials available and one has to find it’s own way of doing things. So good to get different ideas. I was also very impressed by Mar Brunette’s (Cubebrush) tutorial as well as Jesus’ Conde’s face and full body tutorial ( and ) as well as many others after. Here a my suggestions:
First to follow:
Istekrak (2013): How to Paint Skin Realistically (Using a Face)
Jesus Conde (2014): How to paint in photoshop _ Skin
Cubebrush (Mark Brunette): Coloring a head in photoshop
Istebrak (2016): Critique Hour! Edgework, skintones, detail and more!
Jesus Conde (2014): How to paint skin in photoshop ENGLISH