A few weeks ago, I shared an impasto style painting of a girl. Here is a photo illustration, done with a black white photo enhanced with a Photoshop action from sevenstyles called Rise. I really love the effect and will play with this some more to get the best output.
And here is another one, just for fun…
Before the Action
After the Action
I think I could have done the selection around her neck and arms a lot better but for a quick experiment this was very easy.