i posted this in my sketchbook but i thought id post it here as well seing as i dont get much traffic.
this is a study of an unfinished Bouguereau i'm working on (oils about 15/18"), mainly for practising different types of skin tones. Right now it is miles off the original and will take significant work but i think that its certainly helped me improve a lot. any suggestions on the skin tones painting style would be helpful (bearing in mind this is only my third painting).
the original http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/databa...e.asp?id=14259
it may look a little odd because i scanned it in sections then patched it back together