Hello Everyone,

I am fairly new to digital painting I have corel painter 12 and Photoshop cs5-1. I have been digital painting portraits recently but not freehand or from sketch. I have been following tutorials of Fay Sirkis, Helen Yancy, Karen Sperling where they paint direct on photograph but many professional artist mentioned that it is not proper painting unless it's freehand. I am not an artist at all and would no way be able to draw freehand like professional artist I would love to be able to paint like a Professional Artist but it's another world to me.

I've decided to try sketching my portraits photograph then digital paint from the sketch but I cannot see much dvd tutorials out there apart from the one I've mentioned.

If anyone can direct me to dvd tutorial digital painting portraits from sketch I would be most grateful.

Any replay would be much appreciate