She doesn’t quite understand why she can’t stand the light despite the fact that she got wings too…like the other creatures she has seen around here.. First of all, this is a personal painting about the question why people need to fit in - so badly that they sometimes give themselves up. I have two uncles who both grew up being gay. They had an incredibly hard time both being frowned upon by society and family. I can only imagine how hard it must have been to hide their true self and giving it up to fit in. I have a lot of respect for them besides the fact that they belong to the coolest people I know. I tried to capture the expression of a curious child..just before the moment the pain might hit and the fact that she is more roundish with not perfectly long legs or slender features like we are normally used to see is on purpose. Both to not have her look like a model and to give her more of a feeling of a baroc angel (even though she is non). Sketched some ideas first then worked from there in Adobe Photoshop CS 2. Hope you enjoy.