Materials for the lesson:

Step 1. Create a new document with a size of 3508x4961px and a resolution of 300dpi. Then, on a new layer, fill gradient from # 778989 to #cbcfce at an angle of -61 degrees.

Step 2. Using brushes from the archive with the color # 010207 (or use black) with a low level of opacity (opacity) and flow (pressure), and begin to draw such strokes:

Step 3. Change brushes, adjust settings, size, so that the work does not look monotonous, and continue to draw. If you need to have a low opacity and pressure brush action, just click it a few times.

Step 4. Hide the working layer and create a new one. Then on it we draw a brush with points. Activate Eraser tool (Eraser) (E) with the same dot brush, reduce the opacity (opacity) and flow (pressure) to 50% and begin to gently wash.

Step 5. Hide the layer again and create a new one. We take other brushes and work with them.
After that, make all layers visible again. Thus, we have created a foundation of three layers. You can continue to experiment with brushes and an eraser, change their parameters to get the desired result.

Step 6. Do not be alarmed if the layers do not look very individual. Together they will create a wonderful foundation for our work.

Step 7. Next, create a new layer and place it above the gradient background layer. For convenience, I advise you to hide the layers where we worked with a brush. Using Pen tool (Pen) (P), draw the lines:
1. Activate the tool, make sure that the settings on the toolbar at the top is selected Paths (Circuit).
2. On the new layer, draw a curved line from the upper left to the lower right corner. Go to the Paths tab (Contours), which is next to the tab Layers (Layers). Activate Brush tool (Brush) with a hard brush size 15px. Click the right mouse button on the path in the Paths tab (Paths) and select Stroke path… (Outline stroke …). In the window that appears, activate the parameter Simulate pressure (Pressure simulation) and click OK. We got the desired line.
3. We continue to work on this layer and add new lines. Use different colors, use it occasionally Simulate pressure (Motion simulation).

Step 8. Make all layers visible. Now we can add the face of the model.

Step 9. Below you see the face before treatment and after.
Via Magnetic Lasso Tool (Magnetic lasso) (L) I cut my face and discolored it with the command Image – Adjustments – Desaturate (Image – Correction – Desaturate), I also adjusted the light and shadow with Curves (Curves). As you can see, after that the shadows became more contrast.

Step 10. We have a face in the desired area (I tilted it slightly to the side). On the new layer, which we will place above the layer with the model, we begin to draw with a brush from the set using the technique from the previous steps. Inc dropper(Pipette) helps you take a sample of the desired color on the face.

Step 11. Almost done. Create a new layer. Add a few more strokes with a red brush around the eye and change blending mode (overlay mode) layer on Multiply (Multiplication). Duplicate the layer to get a darker effect.

Here is the final version:

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