Any suggestions for improvements here would be appreciated.
The picture with many faces was taken from a local magazine that had this layout with photos of the celebrity personalities (the Insider). For practice I decided to use this photo for reference and models and proceeded from scratch to digitally paint as if these were my model by looking at the magaine cover. I created a different background from my own personal template collection of images designed from fractal and special effects applied to created objects.
The other image was taken from a personal family photo as reference and model for a digital painting. Again the background from my personally created template collection.
Both paintings were digitally produced using Corel Painter IX.5.