Daine, from 'The Immortals' by Tamora Pierce, finished. For supporting waffle see this (kate-kyrillion.deviantart.com/…
I left up the WIP version because I think the finished version is different enough to make comparing them interesting - mainly for me, granted.
Daine is painted, her headdress is real feathers and the birds and monkey are old natural history illustrations. I think that seemed appropriate to me because, as I mentioned on the previous picture, there's such a sense of real natural history supporting the fantasy of the book. Grounding the picture with incredibly detailed and accurate studies of creatures does a similar job visually, I hope.