I love the blueish overtone of the sky, and the marvelous purple and orange shading of the skin. Although it doesn't look like the most realistic thing ever - it certainly is one of the most beautiful things ever.
I actually like the grayscale piece better, as it lets you focus less on the color and more on the IMAGE. Lets you think about the concept and beauty more.
This piece of artwork (and the non-colored version too) are simply exquisite!
Thanks very much, Eli-- I prefer the grayscale version, too, but there were enough inquiries about a colored version that I went ahead and did this-- there are things I like about this, for sure! Thanks for taking a look...
I'd LOVE some more photos, because that would help me do the kind of accurate likeness I could get drawing from life, moving around and seeing various aspects of your features, but I don't want it to be a nuisance for you... >_>
Thanks, Bryan; the coloring technique is something I stumbled on to all by myself in Photoshop-- I end up being tempted to apply it to every single one of my pencil drawings, but-- so far-- I've only done up two this way. Thanks for looking!
Mmm-- something lost, something gained, I reckon... There's something about the elements that do suggest color, I think, but overall, pound for pound, I think the b&w version works better as a whole. Thanks for looking!