This is my first post here... Looking for some c&c in general and some inspiration from all you awesome folks here.
So these are two WIPs I'm working on in parallell. These are my first semi-serious attempts at painting with water miscible oils. Last time I painted with oils (the other kind) was back in 1997 as a teenager and the results then were not great. I liked the idea of a medium which allowed me to take my time, but I guess I was too impatient to wait for layers to dry. I've since stayed mostly away from traditional media, and have painted mostly digitally, as I found it is much more versatile and accessible. But only as a hobby, maybe 1-3 serious paintings per year, plus some sketching.
So in a sense I'm a beginner, learning from my mistakes as I go along, yet at the same time for every other mistake I make I get this oddly familiar feeling... It is both invigorating and scary to work with real paint, it took me a year to actually get started after I bought the paints.
First one is 41 x 33 cm and a practice portrait of Tyrion from Game of Thrones.
Second one is 55 x 46 cm and is a portrait of my wife and our baby boy