Semi-realistic attempt at Anohana's Tsuruko.
Been painting portraits a lot so decided to try and move slightly a bit out of my comfort zone by trying out a diff. palette and expression.
Had a lot of difficulty with this one due to lack of direct references. Particularly wanted to figure out how to paint the tears properly. I think I've gotten a bit of understanding how it's supposed to look, but still have to figure out the execution on painting/interpreting it properly (without direct referencing/copying).
Originally intended to paint her with her glasses on like in my earlier rough
But couldn't get it quite right so decided to ditch it for now.