WIP creepy guy

A closer crop of a painting i’ve been doing the past two evenings… Creepy royal alien dude looking nefarious… Started with a very rough sketch with no idea where it would go, and the shape of monk in prayer sort of appeared in the sketching… which then developed into more of a king/prince as opposed to religious figure… (again, a whole backstory started to develop as I worked into the piece, so much fun)

It was really cool to experiment with a new style of painting and try not to be too tight with the paintwork… going for a more painterly feel with a bit more texture and atmosphere…

I’ll hopefully post the full painting soon! Got quite a bit more to do including fixing the hands etc but really enjoying the process 🙂