Following my new year's resolutions to update more often, here I am.
Well OK, it's cheating, since this piece has been done in 2010 for Digital Artist mag, issue 12 (I think). You can see the "making of" process there.
Done in Photoshop in loads and loads of hours. I've used an airbrush quite extensively for detailing, which was a new thing for me.
Used some refs for the flowers and gold elements, as well as posed in the mirror for quite a bit until I got the pose right. That's about it