I'm hoping to improve my painting by studying masters like Zorn and Payne. Today, I focused on listening to Marco Bucci on Youtube, and learning how to block in major shapes, simplifying value structures and creating a more successful focal point. Painting is like forming a puzzle of abstract shapes into something tangible.
This took about less than an hour. I was aiming to get something considerably done in 30 minutes, but using the lasso tool in Photoshop makes it extremely laggy. XD
Looking back, I should have lessened the contrast on her lips. It was quick, so I couldn't give her too much facial detail.