Aww, thank you!
Don’t give up, though! I’m at a certain level now because I have lots of training. The key is patience. Also, I often adjust my colours in photoshop with the gradient curve and hue/saturation tools. And I use the smudge and burn tools a lot. Hope that helps a bit!
edit: Oh, and sticking to photo reference at first really helps! The last picture was heavily referenced. Even if you don’t have 1on1 reference, try to gather a lot of photos that have certain aspects you want to have in your picture (like how metal or other material behaves under certain light conditions…)
A lot of people keep on asking me because of a video tutorial…sad truth is my laptop isn’t powerful enough for it, unless I find some software that isn’t eating all my memory while painting. Some ideas anyone?