Nice to see you working on value and anatomy. All the advice I can give you is that you might want to try working with a hard edge brush which has a solid value.
Your paintings look somewhat muddy and working with solid values will help get rid of that problem. At first it might seem a bit awkward if youre used to working with brushes that base their value output on pen-pressure, but once you get used to it
it really pays off!
Hey, two things, using a hard round brush won't necessarily help you're edge control, you have to be thinking of what edges you want to lay down, after that the brush matters much less. Before you put down a stroke think, do you want the edge to be very hard, sort of hard, soft, lost completely, this is what's going to help tremendously. Granted using a hard brush makes, making hard edges easier, because it has no gradation on it, it doesn't lend itself to softness, that of course is where the soft round shines, making soft edges and gradations. Okay, onto number two, use a bigger brush, putting down a bunch of strokes is much less efficient, than putting down one, with the correct value. Anyway, good luck! Keep working ^_^
Hey nice SB, Your last one is a cool concept but you seam to have the same issues as me with lighting, Looks as though you have a right hand side light source, meaning the left of the face wou;ld be VERY dark Just a quick note Google- " Portrait light cheat sheet " and use it as a reference
Lighting is a lot better on that last one. Your environments could be improved a bit...make sure they look good as thumbnails before you do any details and maybe try some perspective studies
keep practicing - keep posting.