R.I.P Heath Ledger
Finally, a piece of work Im proud of!! I really wanted to do this picture, and do it well- where as normally I give up if I know it'll take more then 8 hours. Or I get bored halfway through. But I really enjoyed this- and did it over 3 days. Initial sketch must have taken about 4 hours. Normally I struggle with people; because of the skin being smooth- but with the grungy make-up it didnt have to be smooth.
Hardest part--the purple shirt: that took forever, and had a really weird snake-skin type pattern- I cursed it so much. And the initial sketch (proportions and such)... and wrinkles!!
Easiest part-- the smile; I find red is the easiest colour to work with (for some reason). and because it was meant to look mangled, I could just use my normal blotchy painting style
.first time at drawing hair- but im pleased with it- it was very time consuming though- about 5 hours.
Photo.ref.- Empire magazine
Artweaver 0.5 + mouse + 20 hours ...though probably more