Paint practice! I've been taking a look at a paint tutorial by Marta Dahlig published by ImageFX. It's a good technique that involves starting with block, contour and gradual refinement with softer brushes. Don't know who the face is, just a study from a random pic of the internet. This took around 7-8 hours from simple pencil sketch. Still a bit flat in places but I've learned enough to move on.