Head Painting

I haven't done any digital painting in a while so I thought I'd take a couple hours on one of my days off and go after it.

I drew the head a couple of weeks ago. I didn't have any reference for him, I just dragged the pencil around on the paper and sort of let it take shape on its own. I then went in with a big brush and inked him.

Today, I attacked him with photoshop. I beat him about the head with several textured brushes for about an hour and 20 minutes. He looked a bit better about 10 minutes before I stopped, but this'll do.

I liked the challenge of taking a cartoony looking face and trying to give him a slight touch of realism. Sorry about that ghastly green behind him -- Truly hideous. I don't know what I was thinking with that!