This tutorial focuses on getting to grips with fantasy art using Illustrator.
Initial Ideas and Sketch.
Look at pictures for reference and sketch out ideas.
This is the most time-consuming part because it involves drawing each individual hair to give a more organic and natural feel.
I rework the face, making some of the features bigger such as the eyes and the lips. I also introduce, through a gradient mesh, light from the moon onto her cheek and forehead.
The final image as it appears in issue 33 of Digital Artist Magazine.