I saw some pics of a Japanese cosplayer, whos distinctively cute face inspired me.
Cute cosplayer reference
Like my previous Thom Yorke pic, I tried to understand a bit more of Mental Ray in the process - this time, i tried the MRsun and MRsky lights, combined with final gathering. Very fiddly to get right, and a lot of corners were cut, but im quite pleased with the end result.
Now i have finished it, i can finally start packing for my month in China in just 2 days time!
When I come back, I may finish off the rest of her body, tweaking the proportions more and create some full-body poses of her.