The begining was a photo ID format photograph.
I have started my work by adding clothes from another photo which required some adjustment as originally it was just a west like thing so I used Stamp and brushes to make it a proper jacket and armour. Then I added the metal implantations and bruises, wrinkles and cuts on a separate layer to the face. I also used Stamp and brush tools mainly with textural elements. I have added another layer for colouring and used colour brush from the original photo to blend in the bruises and skin deformations.
When this was done I have added another layer where I pulled the contrast and black and white to its extremes to get the highlight areas of the face and painted them with blueish colours then used gaussian blur and applied it as a colouring layer on top. Also added two images for blackground. A plain dark on the right and a city scape on the left.
After I have used another layer and soft transparent brush to blend in parts around the ears and hair and then added another layer for lighting. I have used adjustment layer and painted the mask and other layers with gradients.
This was a short project where I had a lot of fun.