Underpainting

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while for no apparent reason. I guess I kind of wanted to show the next step in the process as a side by side, but I haven’t got there yet because I’ve been wrestling the color scheme in my head for a few days. I’ve done a few color studies in photoshop and I’m  pretty close to deciding where to go. Anyway here’s where my portrait stands, notice how I changed the sword into a more pleasing shape and added the tattoo’s under the eyes.

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I also changed the website header again today using some hand drawn text and vectorized trickery.