At 12 minutes ago, DweebyHawkeyes wrote:
(By the way, the chick really was modeled after a Barbie doll; that's the reason for the plastic-y appearance.)
It's lookin' nice, the colours are very well blended, the bg texture is cool, and your method of hair is visually interesting. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to help you in that department (hair) either to accomplish a more realistic version.
The things I think you could fix are the top of the hair (it's kinda trailin' off), her eyebrow (it looks really flat and non-textured, almost painted on), and the gradient of the fairy glow (I know a glow is intended, but this one looks a little too.. premade. Try manually colouring in the circle and fading it out? Iunno.) Also, I think the eye needs a stronger highlight.
Overall, for a first attempt, it's pretty coo', I know mine was much more shoddy than that. I know that the principles of colour/light apply to all mediums though, so you probably didn't have much trouble transitioning in that respect. Keep workin' on it!