As I promised, here is another illustration about fairies in an autumn background. She stands as a queen of the fallen leaves, holding a kind of white cockatoo in her hand (I love these fantastic parrots).
Special mention to the leaf swing, hanging off a tree with the branches interweaved all around itself.
Lot of references for the bird, the folds of the skirt, and also for the fairy pose, but I have to say that at the firstpoint I started with a photo of Shakira (lol) as reference, but as you can see, I started again and finally there are no matches with the original idea. xD
Wacom Graphire4, Photoshop CS3, lots of brushes and around 100 hours.
I hope you like it. Comments and credits are welcome.