Well, this basically started out as a quick and simple 'let's take a random photo and make it strange!' sort of pic. Let's just say I have no restraint and it kinda went from photomanip to utter complete painting in about an hour.
This is easily the girliest thing I've ever drawn....if I had put in a pink bow I probably would have died a horrible flamey death.
I don't ever ask this, but the thumbnail makes it look awful, please full view it. XP
Done in Painter over the course of a few days. detail snippet is here
, original reference is here
I adjusted some levels and some colours here and there, and added some details in the hair I forgot.