Thanks! That was a photostudy, the background was indeed that empty
Here's a fairly quick illustration
Only ref I used is a pic of myself for the very rough pose sketch
Studies with very linear and visible progress! (I love these kinds of studies)
About skintones and painting faces efficiently.
Yo mang greatt studies, your really pulling a lot out of them and im feeling it in your work, great tones and values. You really killed those armour studies very nice. Your imaginative work is going really well, your mix of study:imagination is right, just keep at it :F
Trying to keep at it, although most of the time I have no idea what to paint for some reason. Anyone have any tips regarding inspiration, what to study? (websites maybe)
amazing stuff you got here, very proffessional looking and you have a great use of color in all of your pieces, keep up the awesome stuff! btw I like the neutral colors / monochromatic look on that last piece, along with the brush strokes, the only thing i see is his upper leg seems a bit too thin( its probably just me) Im not really the best for advice though, because you're art is many leagues ahead of me.
"Art is never finished, only abandoned." Leonardo Da Vinci