I've known for a long time that my painting skills and my "color-knowledge" are pretty much non existent (not to mention my drawing, but that'd be a whole new post), but in the last few days that fact has been hitting me in the face every single second. Seriously, all-the-time. Needless to say I've been super depressed and with mushrooms growing from my ears (now that's a pretty image), so I thought I should go back to the basics - really basics - and start off by using some photos as a reference and classic paintings as well.
Did this one in about 10 minutes (because I'm really slow and rusty), and used a picture of Yu Aoi - who's so beautiful, by the way - from the Honey and Clover Live action movie as a reference.
Just hope this kind of exercise turns out to be helpful. I really need to see some results here... my work has been frozen for about a year. Nothing new, nothing good. Pft.