My contest entry for =Justyne
's Sioraiocht Spring Contest justyne.deviantart.com/journal...
I chose to draw Justyne's character Maureen. Since the story takes place in Ireland, I really wanted to include the imagery of the cliffs and ocean often associated with it. While on my search for references, I also found lots of pictures of Ireland with fields of bluebell flowers, which are one of my favourites, so I definitely wanted to include them.
After reading through all of the descriptions of the characters you could choose from, I knew exactly what I wanted to draw. I chose the wallflower-like Maureen, with a muted personality and uniquely pretty features. I thought that as a reserved person, she'd be most comfortable on her own in a secluded place.
I love the change of seasons, and the different feelings each one brings. Spring is the time where all the plants come back to life after the winter. So I chose a cloudy, almost-rainy day, with flowers peppering a grassy slope. This is a place where I think Maureen might, like the plants and flowers after the rain, show their real vibrancy.