This took me a few months last school year to complete. It started as an assignment for my Graphic Design 1 class in December. I finished it in late June. I wasn't working on it constantly but I was working on it in my free time once it wasn't an assignment anymore. The assignment was to recreate a large, well shaded picture of a character. The suggestion was a Pixar character, but since I don't like Pixar I went and found the largest image of Tira that I could on Google and asked if it was alright. I got the ok and went to work. I used a 4-6 pixel brush (most of the time), the eye dropper thingy and quite a lot of smudging.
The actual size of the image is 54" x 52"
Download it and see the full size if you'd like.