Yes, yes... sweet summer... the time of the year when you've got the chance to do the things you always want to do, but never really end up doing.
This one started out as a simple portrait, but ended up something completely different. However, I do not take credit for the idea/concept of the "helmet/mask-sci-fi-isch" thing, since I got the idea and inspiration from one of my favorite digital artists here on DA: Dan LuVisi, and especially this pic [link]
. If you haven't checked him out already, then do it now!
This one took me a while to complete since it ended up somewhat different than what I started with, but I had a lot of fun painting it and hope to do more sci-fi stuff in the future.
(Ref used on the face: [link]
Photoshop CS5 + Wacom intuos 3