I tend to make something like this near the end of each year for my mum and for my inlaws.
I used ref of Nikitta in her first Halloween costume and just made the painting a little more magical.
I went from photoshop5.5 to Painter8 and back again.
Good fun, though it still freaks my wife out each time I break
out the pinks and pastel tones [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]