I'm going through a bit of a "rediscovery" phase right now. I "drew" my whole life up to this point, but I never painted. That is to say, I have composed pieces in grayscale alone, never taking it upon myself to properly learn to paint with color alone, without relying on my pencil and a blending stump.
I posted this small "test", done in Photoshop in my Sketchbook thread:
That was basically my first foray into "shading" with color instead of layering more black ontop of any color I'd laid down already.
I started this portrait of a friend of mine tonight, and I'm sort of (but not totally) pleased with the way it's going thusfar.
For reference, here's the photo I'm working from:
I'm currently reading through "Digital Character Design & Painting: Photoshop CS Edition" by Don Seegmiller, to learn more about painting in color. Needless to say, it's a long journey.
I'd appreciate any tips/thoughts/recommendations that anyone has on technique or anything else! Thanks!