(If you would like to see the original W.I.P. post for this illustration, click here)
I was getting stuck on the background (the original photo was all black), and the forshortening of the fingers was tripping me up, so I started drawing in semi-random shapes and textures in the background (to make it more interesting), and then ended up just cropping out the arms all together.
More textures in the back, and I added in parts of the original photo.
The face looks a little more realistic now.
The background was getting a bit too busy so I decided to make it blurred and monochromatic
~ Green was not a good color choice.
Gray was a much better choice, and I found a neat square texture brush in Photoshop - Now that's what I call a nondescript background. ^_^
I also did some erasing and cleaned up some lines, but that's not as noticeable here.
And there we have it, "Devon"