Congratulations with the nomination. Very deserved. Did you use a photo to paint it over or as an example?
I did you a reference photo but not as a paint over. Here's the original photograph http://www.stockfreeimages.com/3217970/Yellow-Dragonfly.html
And here is a speed painting video I made while painting it http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=3wuiOlEsV0g&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3wuiOlEsV0g%26feature%3Dyoutu.be, it's not the greatest, my first time actually making a speedpainting video.
amazing, i wish i could do this. how long did it took to make this?
Oh, I made it a while ago just never posted it.... I think I did it in a few sittings, maybe 5 hours? This was when I first started digital painting so it might have even took me longer.
amazing. maybe i will try this myself sometime.