I Thought it would be interesting to share some examples of my black and white portrait photography that I use as reference for my digital artwork. The shoots I do usually only take about an hour, and I'll take several hundred photos. Out of that I'll get on average about a dozen photos that I'm happy with, and then out of that dozen only a couple that I'll eventually use as reference for painting.
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
Click on the image below to sign up and get your free download