The other day I came across these amazing moviestill paintings on DeviantArt, and I refused to believe they were real (as in not painted over). Then I tried it myself today.
Turned out pretty good! It took me about two hours, no paintovers, 0% colorpicking, just a lot of comparing back and forth.
The still is from the movie It’s A Boy Girl Thing, a highschool bodyswap movie from 2006. Last night I stumbled upon it as I was flipping through the channels, and I was surprisingly captivated by what first seemed to be a run-of-the-mill movie. It took many of the tired conventions of the genre and mixed them up in interesting ways.