I've been fighting with hair for about two weeks now, testing all the methods through. I decided to make the hair medium straight. The hair are 3d but they still need some work especially some light specular to prevent them being flat. The colours and lighting changed again to test a new concept. It's still a sketch and I hope the mist will be done a little bit better with some pianting in 2d on the final image. The colours are very much inspired by Wojciech Siudmak palette.
I feel I'm near to the end at last.