I would like to clarify something ,though.
I already mentioned it as answer to some comments other flickr members left..I have started to do this series after I saw a picture of Oleg Dou on Okupar Penucca's stream and it instantly caught my eyes.Browsing Oleg Dou's stream on the web ,I fall in love with his art work and I found interesting the fact he could give this half real/half fake aspect to his real models. My point is to do the same starting from metaverse's avatars ,drawing all over the portraits with my tablet to reach a cross point between his pictures and my modest ones.
I never intended to copy him as a copycat,nor try to make money with these pics,they only are a way to entertain myself,and are a personal way to improve my drawing abilities with a graphic tablet.
We are many here or there to use RL magazines or artists' s artwork from the past,or contemporary as a source of inspiration. I do enjoy doing these pics and sharing them on my stream.
This had to be said.