I think Milla Jovovich is both stunningly beautiful, and drop-dead gorgeous, creating a whole new category for which there are not enough superlatives.
I painted this entirely in Photoshop CS5… as in; I think I’m over Corel Painter! I discovered Painter (well, started using it, I’d known about it for years) about a year ago… it was a revelation, and I passionately embraced it. But, as I got more confident with it, the skills and confidence leaked across into my long-time love, Photoshop, and I realised I could do all the same stuff there, without the constant, irritating crashes you get in Corel. Corel is awesome, and has abilities Photoshop doesn’t have, but it is infuriatingly buggy, as apposed to Photoshops powerful, stable platform. For the last few months I’d only been doing the initial drawing in Corel, mainly because of it’s great rotate function, which also requires constant saves as it crashes every time you most don’t want it to… then I discovered that Photoshop CS5 has an even better, non-crashing rotate function! That’s the trouble with Photoshop, it’s so damned huge and powerful, there is probably more in it I don’t use than do!
I have created a new category on my blog called ‘portrait’, so, if you haven’t seen all my previous portraits, it’s now easy to find them (: