Society6 "I don't really like people who go around brandishing the banner of justice. No matter the reason, where humans are involved, there is no black or white, no justice or evil--there is only our will." - Pandora
I really like this quote from Pandora; it kind of reflects my opinion. There is no ultimate goodness or evil. I think that if Lena tries, she can "fight" the darkness, and reach the light no matter what. Thus, I chose to depict her catching/grasping the "light" even though the darkness is trying to engulf her (the lace, the clothes, etc.). So yes, this is supposed to be Lena of the Light. Lots of symbolism I tried to tie in, but I don't want to name them all and weigh the image down with it. Especially since people will have contrasting views on the symbolism.
Edit: Added her necklace, Intensified colors & sharpened image I didn't put her necklace because it seemed out of place when I first sketched it, but I will try to do something in the next couple of hours so this might change a little... Had a lot of fun pulling this one off and quite proud of the result, even if the final product isn't quite my initial expectations, haha. Hope you guys enjoy it too!
Edit2: Oh my goodness! I'm one of the semifinalists! o___o Thank you so much for the honor. If anyone has suggestions to further improve the work, do let me know! : )
Tsk tsk, these comments upset me, mostly because it doesn't say WHAT is so great about this picture! D< UFF BUT SERIOUSLY WOW DAWNIE THIS IS AMAZIIIIIIIING!! I'm in love with the lighting in the girls hair, how it fades dark with the background and wtf how did you make that chain so realistic HNNGGG!! Seriously fantastic work.
I think the only thing that is off putting is the nose shade on the side. Perhaps would've been better to smoothen it than sharpen, it looks a bit hard now.
;/////; thank you teaaaaaaa~ The comment and the critique! <3 Yeah, my RL friend also mentioned the nose, will have to try to fix it, though I suck as noses in general >> But I'll def try to make it smoother like you suggested! ^uuu^ The chain was actually probably the easiest part. xD I just drew it with a flat color, very generally added some shading with airbrush and then drew the shine with a dodge layer. I think small things are easier to BS to make them look realistic xDDDDDD
Thank you! I'll really need some luck, but I'm not going to put any expectations on placing. There are so many more talented pieces that probably better depict her than I do. But your encouragement means a lot! <3