Great work Mihai, I think all of your work is great but I am a bigger fan of your realism paintings. I like the second painting of what looks to be a "Japanese" girl in a bathing suit, I like the work you did on her hair. I'm still trying to figure out how to get my hair more like yours.
I'm Marc, an American living in Japan. I don't just like your second painting because it appears to be of a Japanese girl, but because my girlfriend is Japanese and the last (second) digital painting that I ever completed in Photoshop was of her. Not knowing how to do hair at all I think I did a very good job on it and I am proud of it, but in the future my goal would be to get to where you are on that specifically.
I also really like your Theon Greyjoy painting from Game of Thrones. Nice lighting and depth of field, reminds me of one of my DSLR camera photos.
@Marc: Thanks, i quite fancy the distinct japanese beauty, i'm glad you like that one. It's just a photo study though, not taking much credit for it.
There's not much i can say in writing about painting hair, except focus on the big shapes first with softer brushes, and then pick some spots and paint a few strands with harder, more precise brushes. Don't forget (when you do your studies) that there's a lot of color variation in the hair, but it's subtle, so pay attention to it and try to capture it, or else it will seem kinda monochromatic. Also soften edges on the head's contour and add some thin strands in there too. Some of them lit up, (almost white) especially if there's light behind the model.
So here are some orc shaman ideeas for the Wizards art challenge: D&D
WOW amazing, your art work is fantastic. I really enjoy the Theon painting, it looks very real. I had to look really hard to see if it was or not. I also enjoyed the Le crab by William Bouguereau, very fantastic work.