Finished full illustration for Sharlan! I've been looking forward to this piece for a while now, because I wanted the practice in painting vast amounts of foliage. I am striving to find that line between detail on everything, and implied detail. I LOVE painting detail, but it just as effective to paint implied detail on much of a painting. Because if everything is hyper detailed, it's distracting and busy, with no focus. I hope I somewhat pulled it off, though I need t practice it more.
I recommend listening to the song that inspired this piece - http://youtu.be/vouAtmE13vs
27 hours in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
 Added some jewelry and decor that I had forgotten in the original upload.