Neo worked a very long time on this. When my parents were out visiting they bought her a pen pad which came with a copy of Photoshop Elements. This is her first completed artwork using those tools.
She started her own blog, posted this, and said about it:
I got Photoshop Elements and a tablet (a penpad that connects to the computer) about a month ago, but only now can I show the picture I've been working on. That's it up there, if you haven't already figured it out. No I did not trace or copy ANYTHING!!!! I don't know why people always think that. Why am I not allowed to just be a talented 12 year old? Is that so hard? That's my pose, my coloring, my backgrounds, my outlining, my 6-8 hours of work.I think she needs a bit more rest this summer....she still seems pretty stressed in that comment, if you ask me. (And for the record, it was more than 8 hours of work, more like 14 or 20.)
I'm hoping that she'll enjoy her "Computers in Art" class this summer. I hope it's going to be complex enough for her. Please, oh please.