I remember watching Deepika in the very first movie Om Shanit Om (2007) along with Shah Rukh Khan. I thought she was a very good actress and thought about doing this portrait. I used the shade tool only to create this and will be bringing out a youtube video of this....
I thought about doing something different with this drawing. I started off with a dark backgrounds and drew the lion using the grass brush tool. I zoomed in for the eyes and details around it's head. Hope you like it!