1 hour vs 20 min

As part of my self-discovery process, I've been looking for ways to illustrate my characters that are quicker, easier and better to include in illustrative-type paintings than my usual, semi-realistic kind of portraits. While I spend quite a few years growing up learning to immitate photography and aiming for a realistic look, as an illustration student I now have to learn how to transform that realistic look by minimalizing the details and therefore the time needed to paint a scene., without losing the characteristic that I enjoy drawing.

Wacom Cintiq 13HD, Paint Tool SAI, Adobe Photoshop