After a very long day--here she is! Princess Jasmine from the Aladdin remake :D I just loved this portrayal of Jasmine, her song, and just everything, so I had to give it my best shot! I have about 20 hours worth of video of me working on her, but I know I missed sometimes, so I am going to say this probably took me around 30, maybe 40 hours. I thought it was in the hundreds XD XD
There are some artistic choices I made. For example, I took out the details of the planter in the background because I could not for the life of me figure out what that was. I also created more dynamic lighting as I felt the reference was either washed out or the brightness was turned up too far (films tend to wash out the characters). While the skin tone is darker than the reference, it is truer to the original character and actress than this particular reference shot is. I spent extra time on her instagram and watching snippets here and there to be sure.
The killer is--the reason this took me as long as it did was because this illustration and I got off on the wrong foot. I made some stupid mistakes and had to start over, so I count that.
I do love how this turned out. A big thanks to my husband for being my second set of eyes!