I’ve been struggling a bit with my current painting, so I thought I’d do a portrait study before jumping back into it. It’s a habit I’ve been trying to get into when whatever I’m working on isn’t going the way I planned. Instead of getting frustrated and not doing any art, I find something completely unrelated to what I’m doing and paint that instead.

No stress about whether it’ll be good enough in the end, or if my screen capture software is about to crash yet again, just plain old practice.

Reference from Noah & Rachel Bradley’s Expressions pack. (You can buy it through Gumroad or Art Station). Seriously, some of the best reference photos out there, and so cheap!

And now, back to painting elves!!


Hi, I’m Kat! An Australian artist who loves painting fantasy characters and illustrations.


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