I have a group that has a folder called Other Related Arts; Conceptual Arts for epic works such as this. Even though my group is for fan art, I love to host other awesome works. I would be honored to have this, thanks.
That...is an incredibly handsome man. His hair...his face...that little spatter of blood...everything about him is downright gorgeous. The windows in background give it such a reverent, solemn ambience too. And I adore the little details in the goldwork on his chair. Just beautiful!
I can't think of anything about this work that could be better. I love it all. Wonderful job!
This is just beautiful. Normally front portraits are hard to stand out from the crowd as they are very simple and symmetric, yet there is so much atmosphere and depth in this piece, from the subtle lighting to the blood on his hands, that I am blown away regardless. The dead bird on the book is also a fascinating touch; it truly draws me in and makes me wonder what could be going on beneath the surface. If this was a cover for a book, I would pick it up without hesitation.
Your meticulous attention to detail and gorgeous, sleek painting skills dazzle and delight me; you are so inspiring it hurts.
It's not easy to sacrifice something delicate and fragile. I can't imagine what lead to this but can imagine the pain won't easily fade as hands tainted with blood will stain like red wine. You can just feel his emotions thinking "What have i done?" in this, well portrayed Kel.
Holy crap I recognize this from the WIP in your last submission. I was looking forward to seeing the final. Fantastic work, as always, and particularly on his face and hands, and the pages of the book. Beautiful.