Done with Corel Painter mostly with palette knives, some fractal used as a base for the background. Concept for a character, wanted to make one that will of course kill you, but with compassion.
Just like in traditional art, making a portrait with palette knife is not so easy. Sure there are lot of differences between digital and traditional knives, this media is hard to imitate with software. Yet there are some benefits as that the textures are obtained very fast and naturally this way.