I'd consider this my first 'concept style' image. The thought of adding a concept into my artwork rather than just making something beautiful, really appealed to me and I like to think that it separates me from other artists. I originally wrote in the description for this image that, 'you'll probably be seeing more images like this from me.' That was indeed true!
I'd also say that this was my first mixed media image, merging Photoshop with photography, 3D, and a little program called ArtRage (which I still use now and then). Photographer:
Nick Saglimbeni Model:
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Freatured in issue 52 of Advanced Photoshop Magazine
Favorite comment to date: I like how your photomanips, don't look like photomanips... you make them look beautifully painted. This idea is an excellent one!