... wow.. so much to say... its been so long... 24x36 framed print 1 of 40 sold at dragon-con for the bid of $175. first of all thanks to all those who gave me input and stood with me through the long hours/year of this peice. I have worked on this peice for about a year, its the longest i have spent on a peice. This is one of the first paintings that spured from the time i was experimenting with painting on dark backgrounds. She was originally a study of a technique i read about in the digi painting mag ImagineFX www.imaginefx.com . The study was on portrait paintings and how to make the skin more like real skin, adding poors and what not. The eyes, after seeing http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/38979952/ by :devsooj: i had to do a chick with green eyes like cammy's in that peice. Obviously she grew, i had to change the canvas size about 4 times cus she just kept getting bigger! originally she was human, then once i got to her lower torso/stomache it just kinda felt natural to move into a horse body. then i decided to add the unicorn parts. I got gutsy and decided to do an owl on her hand, owls arent something i can do really well. I got the hand wrong the first time so i used this ref http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/13220030/ by :devoaksong: (good ref photos there) and it looked much better. She stayed half finnished for a while, then the right bg started comming to me after i added the magic in her hand. i must have gone through 5 bgs for her, till this one struck accord and i had to tweek it alot too. Then i decided to take her to dragon-con this year as a 24x36 and time wore on and i just finnished it and dcon is in less than a month!! cutting it a bit close... XP with approval of my manager and my consultant she is finished after almost a year of hard work. Going on a 24x36 print 1/40 to dragon con this year. details: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/61305214/ Wips can be seen in my scraps: wip 1: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/42038682/ wip 3: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/59274511/ wip 4: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/59531483/ wip 5: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/59675853/ wip 6: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/59963858/ wip 7: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/60088064/ wip 8: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/60098197/ wip 9: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/61120683/ all the music i listened to and was inspired by: Evanesence, alan parsons project, manheim steamroller, Lord of the Rings soundtrack, FInal Fantasy soundtrack 6-10, various celtic music, Enya, Sarah Brightman, Pirates of the Carribean st, Harry potter st, tangerine dream, shinedown, Longest journey st, escaflowne st, Slipknot, Kenshin st, Xenogears st, and war craft st.