Process shots for He Who Fights with Monsters (print). Digital painting from references, Adobe Photoshop + Cintiq 21UX tablet. Mostly default hard-edged round brush with opacity jitter, some oil-effect brushes for early color blocking.
Random related art tip: Don’t be afraid to adjust the cropping of your piece even if you have done a lot of work already. You can tell from WIP 2-3 that I messed with the spacing on top, even though that involved repainting some of the background. Composition is very important, especially when you’re doing a portrait - your subject should be able to “breathe” properly, to live in the space correctly. If your character is doing this type of “dramatically looking down” pose like Reese is, the extra “white space” on top combined with downward brush strokes can really hammer the ~serious drama~ effect home.