Not very happy with it to be honest... any tips on how to achieve that rough look? I'm using GIMP at the moment to do these but wanting to branch into proper painting as soon as possible!
I Cant Believe nobody responded to this?!?... well if your using gimp stay zoomed out
and use big brushes, try to find some good Brushy brush downloads if you can,
one thing one of Sargent's apprentices said is that watching one of his pieces start to finish was like watching a blurry image slowly come into focus, but if I am in oils is I
will squint my eyes when I look at the subject, if your looking at an image on the screen
well then what I do is just shrink it down small and keep my image big and and zoom in the original more and more as I come along while keeping mine zoomed out. use big brushes...as big as you can possibly go even if its the pupil of the eye.
there is a pdf download of Sargent notes on Craig Mullins site in the Miscellaneous/how I work section here is the link www.goodbrush.com
...oh and do get some oils and do some studies because its sooooooo fuuunn