As a fan of Studio Ghibli, I was excited to see a contest for Miyazaki's latest feature, The Wind Rises! I'm excited to see the film, the visuals and story look beautiful A larger version can be found here
Beautiful entry but you can't say the name of the film in your description for some reason in the contest rules. Just letting you know. See below.
licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant's own work and visual elements from the Film. Do not include the name of the Film or of Hayao Miyazaki in your entry;
Really like your interpretation of her- the painting of the clouds and the way you integrated them into the face is gorgeous. The only thing I might change is her expression- she looks a little too self-aware/modelesque to me with the smile and eyes- but overall a very beautiful image- best of luck