The following is a comment from Eleanore regarding one of my earlier postings:
What I do notice, in checking out your original, is that your starting point is not a life photo. It’s an illustration or painting. My goal is to take a life photo to as close to either one of these images as possible.
I am posting an example of my techniques, the original photograph is at the top and the completed image below it. I hope that this helps.
PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGES TO VIEW AN ENLARGEMENT.