This is one of my favorite shots in The Thing.
The turning of the head, the horrifying low pitched scream.
This movie is in my tops for inspiring me at a young age.
About 5-6 hours of study. Didn't color pick from the photo, to help me figure out the colors on my own. Loved painting the face, but the real lesson learned was in the inert stuff, like the hand and background and odd blurry, fuzzy atmosphere. Used about 3-5 brushes, hard round, soft textured round, airbrush round, chalk vertical soft edged, and a dust type spatter round.
Learned a great deal on this.
And here is the reference.