Here's a realism study I painted in Photoshop CS4.
Face reference: [link]
Hand reference: [link]
Additional flying feathers painted without reference.
See a process time lapse video of the face here on youtube: [link]
And read [link]
if you want to know more about the name in the title.
No tracing, no color picking, no photo elements or textures. I could've spent some more time on the details here but I'll just move on to the next painting I guess
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