Excellent work for first! ;-)
Thanks. I like your bucaner, it has lots of character.
Beautiful work, Paul! Nailed the skin!
Great painting, although distracting background. Tablecloth?. Easily fixed though.
I originally used a solid background but my camera phone would do some very strange things to the face. I think it is the automatic facial enhancement. The patterned background seemed to help a lot. Unfortunately, the only decent coloured backdrop was, yes you guessed a table cloth. I am working on a new better lighting and camera setup using a DSLR. So in the future the pictures should be a lot better.
Strong painting, wonderful contrasts!
I really like this bust and your work pays homage to him
Good skin tones
very nicely painted !