It doesn't look like someone that's out of practice, this looks amazing. I wish I could paint like you. do you find that painting helps with your digital art such as your CAD models? something that I want to get into is more 3d work and im wondering if I should really start painting more as well.
Thank you! :) Well, it really depends. I was a 2D artist long before I was introduced to 3D, so naturally I quite enjoy it anyway. I don't think you need to be an amazing painter to do most 3D work, but it's good to know the basics. Things like proportions, anatomy and lighting apply to 3D as much as 2D art. It's also useful for doing quick overpaints of 3D models in the concepting stage, and creating textures.