Thank you! :) Never thought it might remind some people of a photo manipulation as it's not my best pencil work. But really, thank you. :)
I like Dark Natasha's works quite a lot as she's also into rather soft styles like me. So that might be one reason. I feel very honored by that comparison.
Might be better than Natasha's stuff. Certainly it has more emotion in the eyes, and mouth. I feel so much when I look at him. I truly do not know what I might have forgotten, but for that face, I regret everything I have left undone. Such rebuke in just a look. I am again awed.
You are flattering me, I wouldn't dare to say even one of my pieces might be better than Dark Natasha's works. But thank you non the less. :)
And if this piece makes you think, then I certainly did achieve what I intended with this one.
I think you mis-read my comment, I didn't say it made me "think" -- I said it made me "feel". When I look at it, there are so many feelings that well up in me. Yes, it makes me think, but then I think about just about everything. All art makes me think-- if only "why would someone create this?" about something I don't like.
When art, for instance art like you create, makes me feel-- THAT is an accomplishment, that is not easy. When you have moved me out of my head and into my heart, if you have forced my heart to feel something, then you have done the remarkable.
Ah, I see, I'm very sorry for the misunderstanding.
Of course I do want people to feel something when looking at my art, however for me thinking and feeling are closely connected. At least in case of art. :)
But I'm happy to hear your kind and honest words, thank you. :)