I quite liked the process I used to create the image of Claudette Colbert the other day, so I thought I would give it another try. This time I based the image on a picture of Eartha Kitt, but I wanted to change the image a lot and make her almost unrecognisable. I think it turned out alright.
I tend to use Photoshop Elements to distort these images (using the Liquify tool), before transfering it over to Corel Painter X to do any colourisation, to add any extra elements and to blend. There are probably a million and one better and easier ways to go about the process, but this seems to work for me and I end up with something I quite dig.