This is a scene-ish thing of =mangaka7
's story called Rising Sword. The character you see here is the same character on this character sheet
I did this for several days with long intermittent breaks in the painting process because of schoolwork, but I think I'll call this done... or "resolved". (right, cheri?) Total hours spent on it, I'm really not sure.
I'm still fooling around with painting techniques (there was a crapload of trial-and-error involved) and I have to admit that I made a lot of mistakes in my process here, especially since I got too excited early on. It also has a lot of composition problems that I only noticed halfway through.
But I learned a lot from (my mistakes in) painting this. I dunno if I'll be able to get most of it right next time but I'll try to do something better then. Click Download for 1024x768 version
Painter X + PSCS3 + Graphire 4