This is my official entry for the Light category of the Beautiful Creatures contest. I'm so proud of it!!! It's my best work ever! I spent so much time working on the skin tones and trying to bring out a more mature, realistic style. All in all, it took me around 25 hours to get done, from sketch to final result.
the eyes are really beautiful
love the shading
Thanks so much! Skin tones and shadowing are a nightmare if you ask me. I cannot tell you how many pictures and paintings and people I've looked at trying to understand how they work. I wanted the lighting to be just right on this. I think I got it right... but it took so longggggg xP