Ok, I think this is done.
I've been tweaking away at this for the last couple of weeks here and there, trying to make small changes.
I haven't had a whole lot of time to work on it, largely because building my website and finishing that Munny took top priority, and I've had a ton of work to do outside of school. In reality, this version came together rather quickly and then, well, there was a lot of tweaking.
This is Prince Hamlet, by the way. More or less, right?
The original version of this was an acrylic painting, but it didn't work as well as I wanted it to. I tend not to give up on pieces dealing with a subject I have a profound interest in, and I've been known to redo a piece or two in my day. This is a combination of the original acrylic painting, pencil, powdered graphite, and Photoshop. At the end of the day I am pretty happy with how this turned out and the process involved. I've got a few more projects coming down the pipeline that will be treated in the same way.
As always, your comments are lovely. The way you write...it's...how do you say? Beautiful.
ADDENDUM: It was recently brought to my attention that my website did not display properly on lower-resoluton monitors. This has been fixed. Such is the issue with html coding on a 24" imac. Please take the time for a short celebration on my behalf.
ADDENDUM 2: I uploaded a second version of the piece where the design on the shirt is kicked back, becoming less of a focus. Let me know which you prefer. The contrast on the second one is a little different as well, but that's mostly to account for blogger washing out jpegs.