I did my first real painting tonight. I had taken painting classes back in the first year at SVA, but they didn't really teach me anything, so i hadn't really painted anything much, just kind of blocks of color and then drawing with a darker color and a small brush, like a colored drawing. My roomate Miller is a painter, and I asked him to show me how to do something. ( I will admit that this was not without his help.) Was pretty fun though, gotta keep trying it out.
If you are wondering what it's painted on, its a piece of scrap Bristol I had used to test brushes and nibs.
I used a picture at random from getty images as inspiration, basically, I changed it as I went. Oh, and these are oils.
Edit: a friend of mine reminded me that this isn't my "1st" painting, because I had tried to paint something about a year or two ago in oils as well.