pictures below, but right now the one question I ask myself is the post title - was it worth it?
Judging on the end result I'm not sure. theres some nice bits on him, but overall I'm not really happy. I suppose maybe I'm one of those people who never is happy with his own work, but..
If I were to judge the experience I'd say it's definately worth it. I've learned a few things, mostly "feel" and I'm also lerning what I need to learn, and do more of. I need/ want to get better at blending, and I need to practice NMM If I want to use it, this is maybe the third peice I've ever tried it on and I can see it's potential. I'm trying to refine my ability to "work small" as I often try to make trasitions too smooth, this means I either end up not covering a wide enough spectrum (tones are too close to each other) or having each application obliterate what I've just done and lead to the end result where theres just not enough dynamic range in the area i'm working.
my photograpy still isnt back on track since I move my room round, the light is my biggest problem, I took these outside today but I do need to buy some higher wattage lights.
anyway here he is for your judgement, I'd appreciate any comments or advice for the next guy.