By far one of my favorite images to produce are black and white images. To me black and white is not as simple as some may think. Getting the proper exposure and depth is sometimes difficult. To me it takes you back to a simpler time. Love creating this series.
Adding a little magic never hurt a portrait. Give each image a little piece of magic and watch it sparkle with new life. Everyday life could use a little magical moment. There are brushes you can get for photoshop that will add that touch of magic to any image. Most of these are free and so much fun to experiment with. Using Topaz and its creative software is a good choice in a lot of your more digital art images. Topaz 5 and Topaz Clean are a good place to start.