I did use reference. I'll sometimes see photos that suggest an idea, and then I use the photo as a starting off point, and take it to where I want it to go. There's no incentive for me to just copy a photo; I find that boring to the extreme.
Gorgeous work in detial on her hands, face, and hair. The way the skin creases on her toes is great and her joints for her hands. Love the dagger design and the grass around her is nicely done. The pose is great, and sexy, like she is sneaking up on dinner or prey. Fabulous work and coloring