Today I tried my hand at realistic painting, man it's hard. Getting the skin tones right seems to be where I fall short. I've only been attempting to paint people for a few months now, and that is totally due to taking this wonderful online drawing/painting class with Suzi Blu on ning, she did video and PDF's to show everyone all the steps to doing a nice face. So now I must practice, practice, practice. Today's efforts were a waste of time as I ended up tearing the water color paper after trying to re shade the face too many times, in the end I scanned the whole thing and turned it all blue.