i couldn't for some reason get (2) of these scans into one entry. so hey... i'll continue in this entry. i'll deal with the technical issues later. file sizes are small enough, etc... so, whatever.
to continue: i took the same scan, and experimented with some filters in photoshop. i was amazed at the results. first you have to understand i've used photoshop for over 10 years, but my own fear of manipulating my own original work has kept me from "playing around" with this type of thing.
this result is by far my favorite. my reaction was different with this one due to a closer inspection. i realized that the cross-hatching style i used to draw the original, translated into amazing smoothness and textures on the model's body. it created stunning realism with the contours, shadows, and further defined and complimented her amazingly fit lower torso.
so, give me your feedback. how do you feel about art manipulation thru technology? do you like what you see artistically speaking? who likes art? what do you like to see in an artist's portfolio, or a museum, etc? also, as always, i encourage those of you with opinions to judge my work. give me your thoughts on what i can do to improve my techniques, styles and more. i appreciate you all, and look forward to your comments.