The lovely and beautiful Natalie Portman.
Have you ever driven around lost, and you just keep turning randomly and driving, and eventually, and miraculously, you get to where you were going, but you had no idea how you got there? That was me with this contest.
It was easily the hardest one I've tried. I'm pretty happy with it, used only adjustment layers, and copies and copies with different blending modes. The face and angle was actually easy to match. Color matching was very hard, and the hardest was duplicating the paint texture on to the color corrected image.
ANY help and feedback would be appreciated on this project for the next attempt. Anyone who can also help with more "painterly styles" like Van Gogh, if you'd e-mail me with some tips on how you did them, I'd appreciate it. Thanks for viewing, reading and voting. Good luck to all!