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Empress: Ilona Meallan by shootdoctorallen Empress: Ilona Meallan by shootdoctorallen
Tried something new with the shading, not entirely sure that I'm pleased with it. I do like the way the skin shading came out, but I still think the shading itself is too faint and not bold enough. I also tried something different with coloring the hair. That part I am actually pleased with and I'll probably continue to use this technique over my old one.

Her neck is a tad too long. And yes, the staff is supposed to seem too big for her (that was intentional).



Another character from my tarot inspired story. Ilona is the new Empress after the old one mysteriously disappears. The obvious problem being that she's still much too young for the role. No, she doesn't have to marry the Emperor or anything creepy like that. Despite their titles, the Emperor and the Empress are separate governing bodies.



Background is by ~Nerra
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OrdinarySnowflake May 16, 2010   General Artist
Cool. I like her hairpin!
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:iconshootdoctorallen:
Awesome, thanks for looking! :D
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ThePiertoForever May 12, 2010
I like this a lot. Her expression is full of melancholy--but determination, too. I also like her dress. It's not the dress of an Empress, but a little girl. Very interesting--makes me want to learn more.

Thanks for posting!
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:iconshootdoctorallen:
Thank you, I really appreciate your comment.
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:iconjericawinters:
Nice job! Let's hope she doesn't raise taxes.
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:iconriori:
She is lovely and I love her facial expression. The shading is very soft.
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:iconshootdoctorallen:
Thank you. Unfortunately, it's a bit too soft.
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