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Lena of Light: Only our Will by Valsharea Lena of Light: Only our Will by Valsharea
"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! : )

WIPS/Closeups: [link]

Thanks in advance, for all critiques, comments, and favorites!

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:iconmirainohikari:
MirainoHikari Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty neat. Nice effects.
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Valsharea Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
thank you! : D
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous lighting and painting.
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:iconvalsharea:
Valsharea Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Many thanks for the comment! It means a lot! : )
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries!
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JamesHillGallery Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! I love the style in the line work!
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:iconvalsharea:
Valsharea Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanks :]]]] Very different from what I'm used to doing so I'm glad people seem to like it! <3
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Angel-Winged-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the necklace detail! ;) very beautiful work!
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:iconvalsharea:
Valsharea Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you! I really like how the necklace turned out myself! x)
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ParawhoreLove Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I like this. It's one of the only entries that looks like you've read the books ♥
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