I hear all the cool kids are starting Polycount sketchbooks.
It'll be nice to have a little spot to dump all the misc crap I do and decide to upload.
I'll just open with this I guess. A 1hr study I did from a photo. No tracing, color sampling or masking allowed. Just painting. You can tell I never do these because its craptacular!
I started the timer, opened photoshop, hit Ctrl-N twice, paste the ref in one, tile views side by side and started painting in the other. This is the working rez. I couldn't be bothered to scale anything.
Mind you I only spent 1 hour and most of that was on the face/neck and setting up everything else. I do not intend to return to this item, but your crits are always welcome.
A portrait from life of my cousin Ashley. Approx 45mins. PS & wacom on laptop.