I started this piece well over a year ago and created a semi-tutorial/tips & tricks piece to accompany it - I thought it was about time I finished it off!
I'm fairly pleased. The face has worked well and I'm satisfied with the lighting and level of detail.
The hair however, I found really tough. I've left it unfinished in places as I just couldn't get it right (harking back to my old 'unfinished-can-be-finished' mantra!)...
I'm going to be a little more careful in my choice of ref pictures in future, especially when there's a lot of hair involved!
Photoshop Digital Painting Tip & Tricks (featuring this piece)