A really fun and refreshing piece for me to do! The last time I did a fully-rendered piece was when I was in high school and working on my college-entry portfolio, and ironically I was only able to this time because I was waiting for some things in Maya to render out.
Something different I did this time was use a technique I picked up from Andrew Theophilopoulos, who came to demo at our school a few weeks ago. You can see how it works on his blog, but basically you overlay a bunch of pre-existing images over each other and draw what you see. In my case, I grabbed some fashion photos from an online store and a photo of some mountains and ended up with a completely different result. It was definitely a lot of fun, and I'm glad that it let me get back into really painting again which I missed a lot. I'll try to do more of these in the future, since i'm working on a portfolio right now anyway.