Good work! Sometimes I wish I could do as well, too....always had problems when it came to the human/animal form in art...and a mouse isn't the best thing to work with when it comes to artwork, either...LOL Would be great for your ID, too.
I know a number of people that do that. My mom used to do that with her artwork...paint from photos, that is. We'd photograph interesting scenery while on trips and she'd use them as a reference for some of her paintings & mixed media works.
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