My first commission. I wanted to push myself to achieve a level of realism I haven't reached yet. The hair turned out alright, my best hair yet. The background was also done in gradient mesh. This image has no blurs or any other effects for that matter. This is nothing but gradient mesh and pen tool. Enjoy! Done in Illustrator CS5. Tools used: gradient mesh, pen tool
Time completed: About 35 hours
My Deviantart Gradient Mesh Video Tutorial: [link]Featured Here
The model's name is Agustina Schilardi, thanks to
for given me her name.