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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 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010   General Artist
Cool. I like her hairpin!
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shootdoctorallen Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Thanks!
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Kapellusch Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I like It!
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shootdoctorallen Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Awesome, thanks for looking! :D
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ThePiertoForever Featured By Owner 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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shootdoctorallen Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Thank you, I really appreciate your comment.
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Nice job! Let's hope she doesn't raise taxes.
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shootdoctorallen Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
lol, thanks!
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Riori Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
She is lovely and I love her facial expression. The shading is very soft.
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shootdoctorallen Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Thank you. Unfortunately, it's a bit too soft.
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