For a while now I wanted to paint a portrait with a sort of sad hint... I chose loneliness.
This piece has challenged me in so many ways. The amount of detail almost drove me crazy, also I have never painted an Asian, nor a child for that matter, so it took a lot, lot, lot of work.
The piece was done entirely in Painter and Photoshop. Two weeks of hard hard work.
Here are some progress shots I captured during painting the face AND the face closeup: [link]
Here are some closeups: [link]
Here are 3 refs which really helped me in the stylization: [link]