The girl in your reference photo looks just Fairuza Balk. Very nice.
Oh, and the painting itself brings everything to life. I had no idea photoshop could be used for something like this. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this was done in Corel Painter or something like it.
Thanks man. Actually I used to use Painter 5 & 6 a lot (circa 1999 or something), but then I gravitated to PhotoShop primarily. You'd be surprised what you can do with building brushes in PS but Painter has so many great features in X I'm trying to migrate back to Painter.