Alright so I've been browsing these forums for a long time, and I never posted my own work. I work a lot, and most of the art that I do is in my sketchbook. I've been trying to get better at painting, since that's a great way to get a better grasp of color theory and all that juicy goodness. Most of the time, I don't feel like finishing a painting. I like to get part of the way done and then stop. I'm more interested in the learning process than actually having a product to show for it.
Here are a few things that I wanted some feedback on. Be honest, be brutal, be constructive.
This, I did in Photoshop whilst enjoying a slow day at work. It took me about four hours, give or take. I prefer using Painter over Photoshop, but I don't have Painter licensed on my desktop at work. This was a unique challenge, using Photoshop instead of Painter, but I'm rather proud of the results.
Here's a portrait of my pal, Clay. It was done in Painter. I realize there are some faults in the painting, but it was fun, and I'd like feedback nonetheless
Here's a color study i did of Batman. Painter again, 30 minutes.
Another quickie of Batman done in Painter. This took a few hours. I wanted to polish it up, but I feel like every time I refine something, I loose a lot of the dynamic energy you get with something that's rougher and energetic (redundant?)
Here's the Joker, circa The Dark Knight Returns. I like the idea of an old Joker, and I saw a picture of Clint Eastwood that I felt captured the look I imagined.