I find this one very impressive. The only thing I would change, is to allow the hand to have a little more lumpy texture around the edges, and Sharpen it back to the level of the Bracelets. Very Impressive Work.
Absolutely awesome. I am very impressed by the idea and your execution. Congratulations.
Thank you very much. nesw1st, thank you for the advice. Good points, I edited my picture.
That is Really Fantastic Work. Thanks for Sharing.
What can I say - it's a beauty - especially in full view.
This One should have pulled top Honors for Difficulty and Reality molded into Art. While the Top Vote getter was extremely Clean. it really didn't match this work. Above and Beyond that, the Cabbage Girl that was shown as "A Good Example" is Still A Gold Cup if not Better Piece. Not only was there great care taken in the Photoshop work, but in the careful selection of texture materials and lighting. in my humble opinion You can tell by the deliberate and careful placement that this was done out of Love. Not the kind of deliberance of "I'll Show You What I Can Do." But, a total Respect for the Source Subject. Like each piece of texture became One with the Subject. Maintaining all of the sensuality of the Lips, the Sadness in the Eyes. Every Light and Shadow - Pure Art.
I hope that's not a rash.... Great work and congrats.
Thought yours was top dog in this wan, but then again what do i know. My karma izzat 1. Congrats.
No wonder your called TiredTom, that looks like a lot of werk. congrats again.
Congrats tiredtom, very interesting and compelling image.
this chops too cool... i cant believe Cauliflower looks ... y.. congrats...
This was clearly a winner too. Work wise, this is genius.
One of the best entries I've seen on FN. Silver congratulations, Tom.
Thanks everybody. I really enjoyed to read your comments - it's a pleasure to get such friendly responses. Sometimes I'm wondering how different the result does look like, whether I am looking onto my home CRT display or my office flatscreen. Just spotting some areas that needed some more work here... Looks like I've got to check out "both versions" in the future...