I'm just doing an assignment along side my students. This took me about 5 hours start to finish, the full file size is 3600 x 2500 pi. I recorded some tutorials of me doing it as well.
Who is she? This is a pretty famous Turkish actress Ekin Turkmen. So there you have it, a Turk drawn and coloured by another Turk!
I know this is not my usual stuff, but that said, I can do this realistic type deal. No tracing, i drew it side by side, and took my time its based of this photo: [link]
CS4 with a bamboo tablet on XP. Hahaha! No cintiqs here, I'm too cheap.