I had some time to work on my digital painting skills. I’ve really liked this John Singer Sargent painting, entitled “Head of a Capri Girl”, and wanted to try a copy of it for some time. My drawing is slightly off, I know, but I was more focused on getting a close representation. Since I’m new to this I thought I would start off the way I do when painting with oil. I started with the palette. Without a good palette set up, I find I do nothing but struggle with a painting. I would consider this a complimentary palette with a strong emphasis on purple and yellow. Below are my steps as I completed it. I love the thick layer of paint that Sargent uses for the lights. There was no way I could match that perfectly. The goal here was to be as accurate with color and value as I could with the 3 hours I had.