Just one word: Breathtaking
The lighting, the details, the great coloring - ingenius piece of art.
Absolutely Awesome! I'm otherwise speechless.
Wunderbar! Love the swooshy strokes.
You are a continuing inspiration to me.
lovely, are you using painter?
I am using painter X. I start in photoshop and figure out what my shadows and highlights will be, also to play around with the background and fix anatomy issues. I composite the image together and then take it into painter and rework it with blenders and other brushes. This one took about 6 hours from thumbnail idea to this piece. I do use a model now for that particular character, I want her likeness to be consistent. -Appreciate all the comments, if I can inspire anyone then I am doing my job. Happy New Year All!
Let me join in the comment-giving by saying: absolutely awesome.
Your coloring technique is breathtaking!