This was just a quick experiment to see how painting something up on a somewhat “fuzzy” brown background would work. Several years ago I made the switch from traditional media to digital. Digital art can come off extremely slick looking if you want it to. I needed to keep my work looking as much the same as I could for my clients sake, so I have always tinkered with how to keep things looking as rustic as possible.
When I do a characature and I cant get say an arm or hand just right I do the fuzzy background and get rid of the pesky appendage. Do you use block color for hair and single out the highs and lowlights or is each hair individual?
…I usually block the hair in and then come back on top of it with a smaller brush and add some individual hairs to it.