Ok, I'd like to think this is different than my usual realism pieces, mainly because my imagination took over. Instead of sticking with the reference picture, I did my own thing. The reference guy is Jiro Wang from the Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit (they have awesome songs, btw). I used this picture to get Jiro's pose.
Why turn him into an elf? Cuz I can. >.< Actually, Fahrenheit gets its name from the four temperatures, or personalities, of the four members. Jiro's personality is very outgoing and loud, thus giving him the hottest degree. He also represents summer. So I ran with that idea of him representing summer and gave him red hair and such. I think the elf thing came about after talking about elves with Innocent Heart. o_O' *cough*
Anyway, I rather like how this one turned out. Any comments and/or criticism appreciated. ^.^
Photoshop brushes used:
Japanese Brush Pack 1 by darkgarden@deviantart