EDIT: Now available as a print at my store: [link]
I worked on this late last night (not smart) and this morning. Stayed very close to the reference. I saw this pic on Tumblr and instantly fell in love. Wanted to try to draw it, add my own color palette to it. I'm starting to really love purple!
It was referenced, I can assure you. If you don't understand or appreciate how finite a skill like direct referencing is, then maybe you should take a look at this artist: , or any of these artists: [link]
You can perfectly replicate something with time and patience without calling it a 'copy'. Thank you.