I've taken ALL day with this portrait. Had to fix things, trying to learn how to use photo shop...
I worked with a computer with a mirror beside me, front of the computer. Made an overly too bold attempt to do a value study of my face. Well, I thought I'd learned a lot anyway.
I've studied Loomises Planes to help me paint my face. (Maybe I should of done some thumbnails, constructional line studys/more planning before I jumped in...)
I used round brushes, I have not explored all the other brushes yet.
I'm still critiquing it right now I need to use bigger brushes on Upper part of the socket in the right eye, a darker tone on the left nostril to push the bulb of my nose further out like a sculpture... Mouth needs refining but not too Much since focal point is my right eye, Need to clean up right eye .... Blah blah blah.
Oh alas, I was not all doing-a-study-that-takes-day. It a simple, FOUNDATIONAL STUDIES, that was like in 1 or 2 hours, yesterday.
There where these pleasing Baby steps... Like eyes, My cast In pretty tinted monochromatic cool and warm lights! The mass study made me understand.
Basically, I've got questions concerning my obsession over this photoshop.
Should I continue my self portrait, Or continue with baby steps like those fondational mass paintings I just showed?
Or should I Just continue with even tiny baby steps with graphite? (Don't worry, I still do them... A lot.)
Any principles/tactics that i need to understand that would help work more efficiently in photoshop?
(Want referece of my head for that self portrait? I'll try an set it up how I saw it, as soon as I return.)