At this point, I started sketching out the character’s face, which was going to be one of the most important aspects of the image. I usually paint confident and provocative expressions, but this time I wanted the girl to be young, subtle and dreamy. At first I pushed the face I initially sketched further, but also sketched an alternative. The one on the left proved to be a bit too modern and concentrated, and so I decided to stick with the original. After choosing the face I polished it some more, smoothing the rough transitions in Painter, and adding fist hints of details, concentrating on the eyes, nose and lips. The final blending was achieved with “Just Add Water” tool in Painter.