Every now and again I look at Joseph Zbukvic's paintings and think 'How hard can that be?' I then go and look at some paintings, watch some videos and have a go myself.
It turns out very hard. The one above is the best of the bunch.
This is the rogue's gallery of all my attempts. Every time I do this I hope something will rub off and I'll gain a little more insight. From this lot I'm not sure what though.
And here's a black and white print out of the Zbukvic original. Fabulous no? I've marked up the grayscale values in the different regions to try and get a feel for his use of values.