This one somehow felt like an old art deco illustration, so I went along with that theme. I tried to get that certain "blocky" or thick modeling just a bit to push the retro-illustration feel. Then adding some dramatic under-lighting and voila! Again, this was done using an old practice pencil sketch from my head. Just getting the hang of some of Painter great brushes.
I am liking the style! Nice use of colors and great form
yeah, it looks really nice, real modelesque. Almost a sketch for a statue
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."