I started the model for the elf girl ages ago and now decided to finally get it done (VERY bad at finishing things). I love Brian Frouds work, especially the book Fairies, he did together with Allan Lee. The design is inspired by his drawings. I used Max and XSI for the modeling - I love the sculpy feel of the m-tool! The Textures are a mix of photoreference and handpainting (in photoshop). Finally rendering was done in mentalray, i also did some postwork (like the background) later in PS.