For the ones who already have seen this : It's my mistake! I have edited it, but couldn't fix the previous image (it didn't want to change on the gallery), so I've deleted it, I'm very sorry for the ones who had already seen it....
Anyway, thank you very very much for your help everybody, I reworked it according to your critiques!
Previous version can be seen [url=http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/656/theascendpa8.jpg]here[/url]
This image had been done for a workshop for ImagineFX issue 26. Unfortunately, my old monitor broke at this time, so I had not been able to refine it. The magazine version is [url=http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/9297/ascend1md3.jpg]here[/url]
Again, I'm sorry for the ones who have already seen it...
Some details [url=http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1544/detailsaj9.jpg]here[/url] (I have reworked eyes and lips though).
50 hours approximately
Wacom intuos 3A4
No reference, I challenged myself trying to paint my boyfriend from memory, and I'm pleased with the likeness.
Image size : 8268px x 6248px, 300dpi
I know there still are some flaws, but I think I'm done with this one... Maybe I'll edit it some day, but I'm calling it done for now.
I hope you'll like it! :)