This was illustrated as a promotional image for 'Sentinels of Creation' by Robert W. Ross. This was a lot of fun to tackle, portraits are always are, the colors and lighting were simply a blast to work on. The hair took many tried to get it down to the way the client had in mind as well, took a lot of trial and error but it was well worth it, as it came out to his liking in the end.
Step-By-Step images can be seen on my ArtStation as well. Enjoy!