Realistic Portrait

Lately, I have been learning to draw the human head. I did this sketch a few days ago for practice, and I ended up working on it way longer than expected. I don’t have a lot of experience doing digital painting, but I learned a lot from doing this little illustration. I feel a lot more comfortable choosing brushes, blending and etc. This did take me quite a while to finish, so I probably won’t be doing portraits like this often. I will, however, apply what I learned to more stylized paintings; I think I have a better sense of the planes on the head now.

Here is the final drawing:

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The original photo:

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The model’s name is Mats van Snippenberg.

Here are some progress photos:

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