My sanity: Whoa, Tj. Remember, you're supposed to try and NOT bleed profuself from the nose, I don't think this is good for you. Me: WHO CARES ABOUT NOSES AND SURVIVAL, this is all that matters right now!
The details in this piece are just amazing to me. The tattoo, the veins, the eyes (!), the musculature, the scar on his cheek....I cannot imagine the talent and discipline involved in creating something like this! Excellent!
I know most are amazed by the muscles and such things but I'm actually amazed at the vein detail. There are times that I want to add some veins in my artwork but I'm still having trouble with light and shadow so I was really amazed at the details of the veins themselves, especially on the arm not holding anything, that's where they look the best.
This picture is truly realistic. The way you drew is so detail. How the light is hitting him producing the shadow an his reflection in the mirror. Also how you drew his physique. The little veins popping out from underneath his skin.The different individual muscle show to tell you he a very fit man. You even go the little happy trail go on down. What school did you go to learn this? It looks like i'm looking at a picture from a magazine.