This portrait was made when I was around 2/3 of my Ghibli challenge completed. My focus was at exploring effects. I like having simple and abstract background to portraits. I tend to put more effects there.
I started this painting in an unusual way. I began with a rough sketch followed by a rough black and white. Then, I added colors with the airbrush and blending modes to get a general feel of the whole. I kept going with colors and details until I achieved the desired result.