(Damn, I suck. Or maybe I'm just mediocre.)
So I was using these old, crappy brushes my grandfather gave me, and decided to get some newer ones of the same brand. This was to test them out, and I think they work perfectly. I did these on little 4" x 6" index cards, and only with #6 and #8 brushes. Enjoy!
I used my face as reference on these, but the bottom-left one (The one with the long-haired guy) is the only true self portrait.
Yeah, you're right. These were done really quickly, like about 2 minutes each. I lightly pencilled in the basic form, then filled everything in with the brush. I probably should've taken more time, but I was interested in what they could do. I also found a way in Photoshop to make it pure black and white, so those crappy gray areas appear all black. Thanks for the crits!
I thought these ones were good. I spent, like, $10 for each of 'em. I hadn't broken them in yet, I think that's why they looked weird. I should post some of the other things I did with them. Or maybe it's the scan...Either way, I agree, the pics do look like crappy brushes were used.