Laura, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your work in Legend of the Cryptids. It's truly outstanding--beautiful work that shines even among a lot of really nice work. This particular illustration was one of my favorites. Keep up the great work!
I thought the first one was beautiful, but this surpasses it by far. So stunning! Her escape nearly makes me cry, it just holds so much meaning to me. It made me think of And We Run by Within Temptation.
Thanks! I don't know if this is the same for everybody, but i get a short story describing the character's personality and notable traits (has wings, wields a magic sword, etc) , and a photo or two as examples for the desired type or armor or environment. Everything else, such as the pose, costume, face and hair, background characters and details, are my concept.