Excellent work and detail. I can well believe it took you that length of time to complete. I looked at the original version and whilst I like the sepia tones, I think I prefer the lighting in this one. It was also good to see the photo references used. I use photo references quite a bit myself, and I'm always interested to know the background to how people compose the images posted here on dA.
Hi, I just wanted to say that your artwork is stunning and beautiful. I'm using it as inspiration for a writing event in the group Literary Publications. If you're curious about the Winter Writing Event, you can check it out here: fav.me/d6wbhwh . Thanks very much for sharing your work.