This work has probably taken longer to finish than just about anything else I've ever worked on; mostly due to extraneous events happening rather than the complexity of the image. Originally this project was started in mid-2003 and I've only just now finished it.
I originally modeled this using a combination of Poser and Bryce; the basic female default figure from Poser as well as a basic skull. These components were imported into Bryce where, after many delays and changes, the other shapes, forms and textures were all applied and rendered.
After being rendered as a 20x30 inch canvas I began the laborious task of airbrushing over the basic textures and forms using Photoshop 7. For the most part this post-production work was preformed with a single-pixel airbrush tool, occasionally going as high as a five-pixel brush.
By using such small brush sizes it greatly increased the amount of effort and work required but it also made it possible to work in the tiny details visible in the full sized canvas; some of which can only be hinted at and glimpsed in this much smaller preview.
Quite frankly the sheer volume of work required was quite intimidating and resulted in my working on it only sporadically from 2004 until now but it is finally completed.You can find detail shots at full resolution here; www.deviantart.com/deviation/5…