Welcome to the launch of my artbook on Concept Art. Hello everyone, I'm Marc Antomattei, an American who resides in Tokyo, Japan. My first upload is a self-portrait. The three pictures as follows are my hand sketch, followed by my Photoshop digital painting, and the original iPhone 4s self-portrait photograph I took of myself to use as a reference.
PS. I am updating this post to state that this was in fact my first time ever to use a Wacom tablet and pen to do a digital drawing/painting on computer. Before this I only used Photoshop for graphic design and graphics such as making flyers, logos, rearranging things, text, photo improvement, etc.
I would like to stay humble and face humility by acknowledging that I am not better than a majority of the people on this site. I do want to say though I take pride in my work and I am happy with the outcome. It was the best I could do personally at this point in time and it completely surpassed what I thought I was capable of doing. I'm happy with the sketch (somewhat), it makes me cringe just a little, but I am more than satisfied with the digital portrait. For a first time using a Wacom, again I like the end result.