Love it. Limitations are actually so helpful sometimes when trying to get a good workflow. I will add this technique to my artist workout jar deliat.wordpress.com/2014/07/0… *a workout technique inspired by some of your podcasts. On a sidenote, I listen to the artcasts all the time when I do actual workout at the gym. I get so happy when I see a new episode.
I love how you can create a portait with rough strokes and it turns out extremely well. That's been one of the tough things for me, to utilize harder brushes for portraits and such. Also, when I first saw this piece, I thought it was somebody I knew. Spitting image of her. Fantastic job as usual!
It really does work. Especially on the face, surprises me every time rough strokes actually work on faces. Even though I know it´s a more interesting way. This might actually be the solution to an illustration problem I have to face soon. Let´s hope it is Oh and I love the highlights on the nose, lips, cheekbones and eyebrows!