Thank You. It was a challenging piece to say the least. I'm moving in that direction with the backgrounds. two reasons. One is that I can do the borders etc like I like to do but not so overpowering. Second is that with the texturing it's much easier to clean up little patches of over spray etc. Keeping a white background clean can be a challenge. I went with the leather look but I didn't want it to be black. I did it in the warm tones to go with the red and gold bike. I wasn't sure if the hoop antenna on her helmet would work but it turned out good. As I was doing the bike, I thought it would never end. When I started painting the details I began to fear that I may have put too much in it and that it might turn out a bit gaudy. It turned out really good though and the feedback has been great on it. I'm doing a couple of mermaids next with not quite as much detail. But I have another badass bike piece in the works.
You are an expert as painting bike pieces and I look forward to seeing more of them. I've seen your new mermaid upload, but haven't had the time to comment yet. It looks just as fantastic as the rest of your work.