Im a budding digital painter: I just wanna say that this is frickin' AWESOME !!! I greatly appreciated the breakdown from the original, since I'm trying to learn, but the steps were still too spaced for me to really figure out how you made the individual pieces.
I guess you get a lot of questions like this but I really want to know how you learned to get these skincolours. I basically know the concept but I never get it right in my pictures. :/ Awesome work! Youve got an intriguing style.
I like how you're basically all "Well just added a little touch of paprika and BAM! Instant awesomeness in one easy step!" The look of your details/anatomy/lighting and well pretty much everything is so amazingly well done. o_o