Tears Won't Fall by peachysticks
I'm not sure what I should say about this... it was a pretty personal picture, but by the 10th hour that I've worked on this whatever profound meaning I had in mind all went out the window (however, I do hate crying in public).
Did this in PS7 and Painter 8. Took close to 30 hours. The one in my avatar is a WIP version
As far as technique goes, I was going for more of the style that other Asian artists employ with their fantasy/character art; more focus on colour, lots of anal retentive details in the costume, atmospheric background etc. Hope you like.