This one somehow felt like an old art deco illustration, so I went along with that theme. I tried to get that certain "blocky" or thick modeling just a bit to push the retro-illustration feel. Then adding some dramatic under-lighting and voila! Again, this was done using an old practice pencil sketch from my head. Just getting the hang of some of Painter great brushes.
yeah, it looks really nice, real modelesque. Almost a sketch for a statue
-http://iwasink.com/- DS Illustration
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."