Well, here's my latest. This stylization is something completely new to me, so please be kind ;) The main inspiration credits go to the movie of the same title, [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel's_Egg"]Angel's Egg[/url], directed by Mamoru Oshii. It is a greatly inspiring picture and I have been planning to paint a tribute to it for years. I highly recommend it. :)
Anyway, this painting was made for the first part (of three) of the Custom Brush Guide, commissioned by ImagineFX and you will be able to find it in Issue 19, which is to be released next month. The tutorial covers useful brushes which I paint characters with (the Photoshop brush files will be included on the DVD).
Painting mainly in Photoshop with some aid from PainterX. I intended kept the background looser on purpose, so don't mind the smudginess please.
I used a ton of photo references from Google for this piece (including celebrities, models ack!), some live studies and three photo brushes (for the egg texture, background textures and for the dirt in the background). I've lost some, but click [url="http://www.marta-dahlig.com/AErefs.jpg"]here[/url] to see the pics! :)
And here's some closeups:
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