You're too good, seriously :P
The values are stunning. You've got such nice extreme values and I salute you.How would you build the values in a piece such as this. Do you get down and dirty with your values off the bat or do you prefer to build up from darks or lights?Thanks for sharing.
Johan: I tend to work in a couple of different ways. For something like this, I'd tend to start in linework and add values as I go. For things like the brink characters, I always tended to start with black silhouettes and go straight into value and colour very opaquely on top.
I see that you are a great artist, but might you be a skeptic too? James Randi is awesome, you should show this to him, I bet he would love it.
I agree about the raves on this portrait. You've got the cute cleft in my nose just right, and that's one of my major charm spots! Please contact me - firstname.lastname@example.org - and my minions will forward your note to my private address, okay?James Randi.