Then I got OotP. Then I wanted to finishe the picture. As I said I'm pleased with how it came out considering the tools I have and my photoshop skills as they stand now.
In case anyone is freaking out, no, I did not do the background entierly be hand. The starryness is a photograph of the Andromada system that I manipulated (which did take forver). The border I found online at a place that has lots of un-copywrighted art nouveau borders. I borrowed one and I manipulated that too.
On the off chance that anyone wants to see the progression of the picture here it is. I was putting it up in stages on my LJ, hence all these pictures.
Original Pencil Sketch
The Skin is partially donw
Adding in some clothes and hair
and a background and some details
and a little more detail