This project's probably a good couple months old already. See... this started as a final for one of my drawing classes, and, well... we were told to mimic what we considered a masterpiece. Personally, I look up to the guy that originally drew what I based this on, though I can't for the life of me remember the guy's name.
Of course this isn't even close to being a recreation, the real thing is absolutely beautiful, this is just my attempt using paint tool sai.
Ah! I remember now, his name was Leonid Afremov. Gods... I couldn't remember cuz it's not exactly one I hear about on a regular basis.
For his work, go check him out leonidafremov.deviantart.com/