Hello Maria, I want to thank you for putting up your tutorial on how you painted this picture on YouTube. I only recently started to adopt photoshop and making the transition from traditional coloring to digital has stomped me at many occasions especially when it comes to making something completely Digital. The way you drew and plotted your figures face at the beginning was the most helpful to me, Since moving my pen on my tablet feels so unnatural, you've helped me learn a few basic methods of building my figure and allowed me understand exactly how I should approach the rest of work that follows. Thank you so much for sharing your process. I hope you continue to be successful.
ya know, if you were just going to do a photo manip and not it as a paining you shouldn't have linked the original photo I personally hate to see people claim that they put such work into a piece that is very obviously faked. You can overlay "painting" perfectly over he original photo, which would be literally IMPOSSIBLE if you had painted this from scratch using just a reference.