The spirit of spring... as fleeting and as beautiful as the flowers she breathes life into... Well, I am particularly proud of this one. I finished it under 10 hours and am very pleased with the result. Mainly because the image isn't my usual dark colour scheme, and i just love the eyes and flower in the hair. The concept was inspired by 'Dianae's tutorial on portraits. From the falling petals to the gold stitching on the fan. She is SO GOOD! But when I created the image, unlike her method, I worked totally in black and white first, then added tints to create the colour.