I understand your argument spidey, and I certainly dont discount photography as a form of art. My point in that respect is that my art was an interpretation of a life photo. Any changes to proportion or rendering are artistic liscence, but I concede that the upper body of the photo and my art are the same..I just didnt think that that was a problem..since illustrators and artists do it every day. I certainly wont argue the point any further. If you or other artists I respect can only see this as a swipe, and see NO other merit to the peice beyond that, than Ive lost my audience any way. As I said before, Im happy to start a new peice using a different spin than photo realistic. I certainly dont wont to spark a debate over a subject that has obviously been beaten to death long before today. Thanks agin for your honest remarks.
Thx Jugg...I have no problem with that at all. Given this was my first pummel peice I just didnt want to be incorrectly labled going forward. I cant say I will finish, because Im going to Herocon in NC tommorow, but I will give it my best.