Aw thanks Sol! Sadly, the last time I attempted something like that was a year ago with the yellow Andromeda pic. I rarely have the patience to paint I did do a few quickies maybe...8 months ago, I might upload them soon. I moved to photo manips because I can do them a lot quicker! I plan on trying some painting out soon though! XD At least I keep telling myself that.
Hello! I am sorry to say, I have a terrible memory, and this was about 4/5 done two weeks before I posted it, then life got in the way before I could work on it again. Basically I have no clue how long this took >.>.
As for Technique, I use only the soft brush in photoshop, around 75% opacity and between 2-15% flow. I don't work with line myself, so there is no line art. I work in light and shadow. I started from the center of the right eye and worked out. I work zoomed in about 200% for the first half and then zoom out after.
I work in strange ways. Thank you for your interest though!