y when i see it in the small window i really though it was a picture
Looks even better in color, everything looks so alive and independent of itself.
An exceptional portrait.
shave the beard, loose the earrings, and that looks exactly like me!, same face shape, exact same eye colour, same nose shape, same hair colour and style... creepy.
Upon noticing this on the front page, I wondered what a photo was doing in the Art Portal. With further inspection, I found that this was, indeed, an extremely well done illustration. You deserve 5/5 and 10/10 solely for sheer talent.