I have done this one on the last weekend.
I used a photo reference for some part of the pose, also used my own hand and feet.
This Image is done in OpenCanvas 1, I just adjusted the colours and fixed some lil things in Photoshop. This one took me about 14 hours.
I wanted to combine classic and realistic elements with comic. The final image seem to be waird at the first sight, but this is OK like that. I do not like realism much and also I am not a big fan of classic. In fact I just wanted to play and experiment with moods.
As you may notice, her body is brighter that the BG, I did adjust it on purpose to give the image more contrast, before she was lost in detail. I like the way her body glows, she has this white, pure skin. The dragon was inspired by Panzer Dragoon. In the first Version of the Image I had a classic dragon head and in the sketch there was a Chinese dragon. During the progress I wanted to stop painting a several times, some parts were boring to paint and I was tired..
I wanted to make the image look like oil first but I could not do so, Open Canvas is very limited.
I did not finish the image, there are many things undone, like this dummy short sword on the left.
Also I noticed that the image looks very different on the monitor in my office.
At home I use a LG Flatron, but all the fine nuances around the tree are gone now and it looks very flat, this I will fix to. Some parts of her cloths on the floor are not finished, the upper one on the left looks flat and rough, I will fix it.
Original Size is 1500 x 2304
here some details: