A FULL VIEW IS NECESSARY!
Else it looks icky.
; (She has my shirt!)
Gosh... I can't remember the last time a picture forced me to stay up until 3AM to finish it.
Sketched out in OpenCanvas, painted in OpenCanvas, dodged and burned in Paint Shop Pro, border and text added in same.
Her name is Alis Maravia. She has a different haircut from the last time I drew her! Gasp. She's from one of my comic storylines, tentatively titled Catharsis. Yup.
Here's the song that inspired the picture. I listened to it on loop the entire time I was working on it.
Melodies of Life - English (Theme from Final Fantasy IX)
Alone for a while I've been searching through the dark
For traces of the love you left inside my lonely heart
To weave by picking up the pieces that remain
Melodies of life--love's lost refrain
Our paths they did cross, though I cannot say just why
We met, we laughed, we held on fast, and then we said goodbye
And who'll hear the echoes of stories never told?
Let them ring out loud till they unfold
In my dearest memories, I see you reaching out to me
Though you're gone, I still believe that you can call out my name
* A voice from the past, joining yours and mine
Adding up the layers of harmony
And so it goes, on and on
Melodies of life,
To the sky beyond the flying birds--forever and beyond
So far and away, see the bird as it flies by
Gliding through the shadows of the clouds up in the sky
I've laid my memories and dreams upon those wings
Leave them now and see what tomorrow brings
In your dearest memories, do you remember loving me?
Was it fate that brought us close and now leaves me behind?
If I should leave this lonely world behind
Your voice will still remember our melody
Now I know we'll carry on
Melodies of life
Come circle round and grow deep in our hearts
As long as we remember