Here's a realism study I painted in Photoshop CS4.
Face reference: http://reine-haru.deviantart.com/art/Angel-Stock-211059155
Hand reference: http://luckystock.deviantart.com/art/ball3-45385158
Additional flying feathers painted without reference.
See a process time lapse video of the face here on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS8blcvURas
And read http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/poe17.htm if you want to know more about the name in the title.
I could've spent some more time on the details here but I'll just move on to the next painting I guess:)
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