Some of these are from the Rijksmuseum when I went to Amsterdam for Blendcon, and some of them are from the Michelangelo exphibit at the SAM right now. Most are simply doodles from imagination. Enjoy!
This one clocks in at under 2.5 hours. I'm beginning to worry...this process goes so quickly, and with such reasonable results, that it makes me itch to do another one already!
Seabug this Saturday, by the way. I'm sort of the emcee, but it's pretty casual. If you like Blender and are in the PNW, come by and we'll drop some knowledge on you. seabug.eventbrite.com
I've landed on a technique that I'm really enjoying, and feel like it's finally steering me in the right direction. I hope to perhaps post some info on the process at some point, but for now just know that it's essentially the exact same thing all the good artists online always say; limit your brushes, limit your layers, etc.
I can't yet post the piece that convinced me I was onto something (due to seasonal reasons) but here's a speed painting I did using this method. It took under two hours! It could certainly be worked up even further, but I prefer it as it currently is, a statement on quickness. I'm feelin' good!