<edit - in retrospect, this probably should have been in critiques -- edit>
I've tried for a few years... every once in a while. I never got the feel for painting in photoshop. I'm a 3ds person so painting in general is, well... I've got a lot to learn.
So I watched the Carlos Cabrera "watch and learn" where he painted the alien head. I've tried to follow along before, but never felt happy with it until yesterday.
Here is my final result.
1.silly looking at best (giant floppy head)
2.about 1 hour
3.finally got something felt solid to me. hopefully you guys know what I mean.
So, today I decided to actually try to paint something.
I have posted my process pics here.
this is really difficult for me as I have real problems with color. I'm fairly pleased with the result though.