Well, here's my first all digital piece! I tried for more cinematic lighting and atmospheric perspective, as well as keeping the detail on the most important part of the image.
I know the pose is a bit contrived, and the subject matter is indeed cliche, but I deliberately wanted to focus on the painting process itself. I think it turned out ok, but more importantly, I think it marks a big step forward for me - not only are there no boobs whatsoever (j/k) but I feel like I learned alot doing it.
I have to tip my hat to Daryl Mandryk and Matt Dixon for giving me a couple general tips before I started - they are super cool guys.
I really want to continue pushing myself, so please - any tips or crits you think will help me next time will be more than appreciated.