Last time I teased you with this while it was in progress - today I can show the end result, and how I got there.
Below is the original reference picture, and to the right of it is the computer design.
As usual, it was generally ok and provided a good basis to work from, but a lot of the detail wasn't good enough in my opinion. Firstly, she wasn't blonde enough! This is obviously a problem, given the subject, so I accentuated the hair a little. I felt the glasses needed some definition too, and also made it clearer where one lens ends and her left eyebrow begins, as in the design it just looked like an oddly oversized lens. I also felt the reflections needed touching up, as it's not very clear what they are in the design.
Lastly, the lips needed fixing. I thought the design didn't make them as pronounced as they are in the picture, and that the shading wasn't accurate. So a lot of time was spent reshaping them by eye!
Overall I was very happy with how it turned out, and so was the customer, which is the main thing!
My name is Iain and my addiction is making pixel bead art. My main inspirations are comics, video games and movies.