I Dream of Living Past (II)

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Lisa (Jae) Andresen

something about the elements in the original image kept drawing me back to it, so I figured I could use the opportunity to showcase my progress. There are many things I like about this version better than the original-- the way the hair blens INTO the knotwork, and the celtic border in and of itself. I like her expression better, too: it's softer, less proud. The colors didn't turn out as good in this version, however, and I'm having a hard time fixing that. I also think that the background in general is a lot less effective than it originally was, but that's art. It's technically impossible for someone at my level to re-produce themselves exactly... and who wants to do that, anyway?

Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy

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