After playing with photomanipulation and struggling hard with digital painting, I decided to take an in between step. I need to learn so much about anatomy, shading, lighting and so on. So why not trying out mixed media? I used one beautiful stock and painted over heavily to learn more about all the aspects. I was working hard on color choices, lighting and shadows. Then the next challenge was the background. For this I wanted to make my very first move on speedpainting. Oh my goodie, that opened a whole world for me! So I've been mixing multiple techniques in this one for this goal: to learn more and improve my digital skills. I hope you can see the progression I make too.
If you have advice for me, please let me know, so I can take your words with me upto my next work. Thanks!
A big thanks to the stock provider: