This is my second painting for my 2 piece assignment. The candle flames nearly killed me. Never quite finished the red cloth the way I had hoped, but time was definitely a factor. Photoshop CS5, hard brush, dodge(for BG) and smudge.
I enjoy painting. I find it relaxing, though my final project is to do a Human Desire piece, painting 6 images and creating ambiance... Totally going to tear my hair out.
But that's okay. I still love painting and now that I've had a "tiny" vactaion (5 days whoo!) I think I might be inspired again. Due 6 paintings in 2 weeks. Bring it! :3
Original photo/ reference photo found on morguefile.com. (a great resource!): [link]