Another shot at a realistic portrait, this time featuring a new obsession; Hizumi from the now disbanded D’espairs Ray. My favorite album of theirs, being Coll: set, inspired the butterflies. Separate reference photos used for the face, body and butterflies. For more detail I’ve provided a closer screen shot of the face:
This one set me back about 7 hours in Photoshop with a Wacom intuos 3 tablet. Looking back, my painting seems messy. As always, a learning process.