Wow, I love the shading and the vibrancy of the colours in this piece! The head gear outline gives it that extra edge by adding another dimension (no offense, but without this added detail, the piece would look 'one dimensional'). For curiousity's sake , is Painter a program to better colour sketches? I currently use pse7, and I've noticed that many other deviants find it 'fiddly' and prefer it only to change the colour levels. I've also noticed that any sketches edited with Painter have a much "smoother" colour (they blend together better, not as stark and rigid as is pse). Or, is it only my inexpertise? (I'm only a beginner sadly, and extremely mediocre... no, worse)
such gorgeous lines! it's so clean, do you just draw straight off? i find i spend ages getting one bit right, and then there are so many lines all over the drawing, it gets so messy. the lips are my fave part, the shape and colour are lovely.