A fairly quick caricature of Nelson Mandela for this month's drawing contest over at Wittygraphy. This is 100% Photoshop using some of my custom brushes for textures. I'm usually pretty lazy when it comes to detailed finished paintings, so I pushed myself on this one to see how far I could take it.
Shown above are the brushes used for this piece. The first is one of Photoshop's default brushes with some small tweaks, this did 90% of the painting. The second is also a default Photoshop brush, this was used for the initial layer of hair and it was also used with the smudge tool to blend the lines of the sketch. The bottom three are my custom brushes. The first one (from Set Three) was used for the final layer of hair and also some texture on the face and background. The second (Set Eleven) was also used on the background. The third (Set Three) was used for the suit texture.