I found this picture of Gillian Anderson on the internet and decided to try painting it.
(Originals have been reduced and compressed to reduce file size/download time).
First thing I did was make a sketch of the basic shapes based on the photo.
In Photoshop, I opened the line art and promoted the background to a layer.
Using the smudge tool, I smoothed out the colors on the bottom layer a bit.
I decided to change the hair and take out the hand on the left side
Final details to the fingers and sleeve were painted in and smoothed out.
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