Hi all, below is a finished piece of my Alien Marine portrait. I got some feedback and critic about bringing the original painting to a more polished finish and this is the result.

Working mostly solo and without feedback, it can be difficult for an artist to be objective about their own work. Getting a critic from someone who views your work with a cold eye and distance is invaluable. In this instance the feedback came from a group moderator on DeviantArt who rejected the work because it wasn’t at a high enough standard. She gave some encouraging feedback and as soon as I got a chance I started working up the image. Fingers crossed she’ll either think it’s good enough to publish to the group or will offer more feedback for improvement, in which case there’ll be another version on this blog soon! :). Click the image to view full-size.