Hey just asking but how do you do the hair? I decent with the skin and clothing but I'm having a hard time with doing realistic hair specifically finding a good base color then going from dark to light any advice? (my problem is when do I use a big brush and when do I use a small brush and what are some common base colors for say brown hair, red hair you know just any advice would be nice thanks for taking a look at my comment).
umm, about 30% is texture from photos I took of some old motherboards, 60% is custom brush (I've painted a couple of different patterns on separate canvas and made custom brushes out of them), that would be that repeated pattern. And last 10% is painted on the spot, those above her chest and on her arm
My assumption would be that if you're right handed, working on the right side, it's more difficult with a mouse to get the exact curves you like since it's easier to make a left curve with your right hand than it is to make a right curve. So in flipping the image, you're essentially giving all the curves the same flow look regardless of which way they are going. Though that's just a guess.
It helps to renew the image for the artist's perspective. Sometimes after looking at something for a long time your brain begins to see what it wants, and not what is really there, flipping an image either upside down or to the side forces your brain to see things as they really are. It also helps to point out things that the artist might previously have missed.
Try it sometime, just stare at something for a really long time, and then flip it. You will almost see a completely new image.