Impressive work. The smoke looks very convincing, and the blood adds a nice sense of reality. I would like to see more of this character. I think this will be my desktop background for a few months as well.
Well i paint differently from a lot of people because of my background in graphic design, Ide say Dan is about 80%painting and 20% Textures and patterns and im about 50%Painting 20%Dodge&burn and 30% texture and patterns.But what i do sometimes is look at someones work that's really good and break down their techniques i learn a lot from that. Tutorials are really great too you can learn so much from youtube, ill give you a link [link] <- Great teacher, its not hard to get to a point in skill your happy with if you really try hard just take dedication. i still learn something new after every piece i do and you can really improve fast.