I'm trying to get my painting skills up to snuff. I really want a shot at some illustration work. I've experimented with ArtRage for a couple months now, this is the first piece I'd consider finished. It took me about 5 hours over several days of work.
I started out with a gray underpainting and then added color on a separate layer. I mostly used the Crayon tool for the facial features. I couldn't get the brush to blend well enough.
Any suggestions and a critique would be greatly appreciated.