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Holy shit, use bigger brushes.
Amateur Artist. Professional Asshole.
Lookit the Pretty!
Rule #1 of depicting soldiers: KEEP THE DAMN FINGER OFF THE DAMN TRIGGER.
The right question in your case is "how do I paint"?
You are basically hitting every rookie mistake there is, from using a tiny brush and copying a photo, to focusing on the face and ignoring the background. You should be focusing on your working method, not on making a picture.
What you should do is scrap this and start learning the fundamentals of drawing and painting: structure, perspective, lighting, anatomy, and composition.
Book recommendation: "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth" and/or "Creative Illustration" by Andrew Loomis.
Thanks for the comment arenhaus.
The painting isn't good? In it i didn't use a sketch but I've painted with a reference but without a scketch.
I know the steps to draw a face and I give a quick look to the Andrew Loomis's book too.
I used this image as reference: http://images4.fanpop.com/image/phot...-1831-2560.jpg
Nooo, don't ever use photo models for face ref. You can't analyze their faces by using a photo from 1 perspective, with light from all directions if their faces are masked on top, especially troublesome if they are photomanipulated. Also don't give a quick look to Andrew Loomis, treat it like your new bible.
And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.