Been trying to finish this off since 2006 Christmas and finally finished this at last. Totally different from the initial rough.
This is also the first time I tried doing multicoloured eye. Turned out better than I expected.
Same character as: [link]
Regarding about the similarities to Kairi from Kingdom Hearts: I went for a typical short haircut and the particular rust red I had always liked. I never knew what the character looked like until a few people mentioned this. Kairi's details are actually DIFFERENT from this character ie. shorter orange brown hair that plumps out at the end, very distinct eyebrow etc...
Anyway, no matter what, it means I have to tweak more on her design... orz