A few years back i came to the realization that photography would greatly expand my artistic vision. i was correct. i learned quite a bit about point-of-focus & visual direction, color management, and use of space. in my opinion, these are the essential principles of a designer.
As I am a character artist, i found my focus to heavily weigh on portraiture. here are some before and afters of some photos ive taken in the past that i feel reflect my photographic style as well as my retouching capabilities.