Any Sonic the Hedgehog fans out there??
This was from my shoot with Vera Baby during FanExpo in Toronto. We were planning a shoot for a month or so leading up to the Expo, but ultimately the most we could do time-wise was a quick 15 minute shoot on the convention floor at closing time! Her Sonic costume, as you can see, was fantastic.
As for creating the image, once I had her cut out, I sketched out the environment around her (with game screenshots as reference). Then painted in the colors, shading, and then overlaying the grass / stone textures for realism. Threw some gold ring images and water/sky photos as well. This was probably about 10 or so hours of work