Thanks for the encouragement Daz !
heres some stuff im working on at the moment
Im trying to work more with photos to try to get a more realistic and textured look.. not as easy as i thought, blending photos and brushstrokes without making it look awfully overworked is not easy. Any crits is highly welcomed, im at a crucial moment where i need my stuff to get as good as i can.
some fun with colors, was trying to reverse things , saturation especially.
i think i prefer the red one, not sure !!
thanks for looking !!