My deepest and sincerest appreciation towards this piece and towards you unquestionable skills, however I feel like that this level of realism is just like copying a photography or taking one (in this case, a scene from the show- and as you can see, people needed to take their time to actually realise it wasn't one) The history of art has been gone through this when the first camera was invented and the artists tried doing things that cameras could not. Please do not take me wrong- as I said your skills are stunning and absolutely amazing- I'm just sharing my thoughts. Why draw a picture of a scene that's in the show and exactly like the show? (You mentioned that it was a screenshot study. Was the goal of this to make it exactly like the original one?)
Its a fair question i get asked all the time… As a matter of understanding the subject in detail, as i do like to paint very realistically in personal work and professional work. To understand it more thoroughly i will spend more time and practice all the elements. Colour and light in the early stages of the study followed by texturing and detailing further along the process. It just means that i can apply the same learning techniques to my own pieces. Thats why i like to state it as being a study and not a personal painting… essentially it is copying yes… but the idea is to understand WHAT you are copying, questioning "why" it looks the way it does all the time.