To be frank, this is the best entry I have seen. I went through as many as I could, and didn't find one I liked as much as this one. I think it would be amazing as a mural. Since so many are accusing this of being a photo, I would like to point out a couple things that point away from it being a photo. I am not trying to "bash" anyone, I would simply like to bring a few things to light.
First, look at the Dr. Pepper can. If you look closely, the can is slightly larger than it would be in real life, relative to the girl. This is great for advertisement and artistic purposes, but is not the way it would look in a photograph. Second, take a look at the hand. Now, take a closer look. That doesn't look like a photograph to me. Also, the way the hair falls over the shoulder. Now, I'm not saying these are mistakes, because I think they add to the feel of the drawing overall. I'm just trying to give anyone who wishes to accuse you of something some things to consider
Point is, this looks like a legitimate digital painting to me, and I love it. It's wonderful, and fits the theme perfectly. I hope you win, Jessica. This is by far my favorite of the entries I've seen. I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I figured if they would share theirs, I would share mine too.This is a beautiful work of art that I'm sure took a lot of work on your part.
AAAHHH thank you! it means so much that you have faith in me! haha and not to worry man i take no offense and i know people would be saying these things if it wasn't doing so well :/ but it says a lot for someone who doesn't even know me to stand up for my art! Just goes to show you that there are still good people out there haha