The Project, pt. 4 / by Let It Be Raw

"rock"
rock

This is photo 3 titled "rock" from the current project I'm working on (if you want the details about the project, click here). I'm not completely sold on this image. I'm unsure about the way in which the clean light foreground of body blends into the rough background of rock. I like contrast of texture, but I don't know if this works.

I was trying to get his body and the natural curves the arm and muscle makes to mimic the background of weather-worn rock. I have a b side to share that is in the same pose but magnified:



I'm leaning towards using the first image, but I'd like to know what someone who is seeing these two images for the first time thinks. So, which of the two do you think works best?



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