The effects on this piece are absolutely INCREDIBLE, the slightly faded edges give it a... calligraphy/ graffiti look, it's hard to explain. The lines have the elegance and volume of thick brush strokes, but the texture and slight fade outs of a stencil cut out and an airbrush.
you really dont, though the texture has it looking like its on natural paper, kudos to the ps tricks. I like the abstract qualities about it. i especially like the shading from the dark lines over the eyes... *kinna reminds me of a sunset for some reason*
I like this piece. Its very simple, but I think that adds to its appeal. I also noticed that this seems very different from your many other pieces in your gallery. Is this a new direction that you're going?
thanks! and no... i probably won't be drawing like this very much... whenever i want to do a quick photoshop drawing i do this sort of thing, but most of my art will still be traditionally drawn and then coloured on the comp i have a hard time drawing fine lines on my tablet because it lags, so i have to use a pen or pencil by hand.