I don't even want to TALK about how long this took me. WOW.
Despite the obscene time commitment, I'm pleased with the results. I think this is my most impressive coloring so far...esp. on the hair and the suits. I'm kind of disappointed with how the fire came out, though. It just lacks the fluidity seen in my other pics, such as [link] The background is a manipulated image of an old hubble photo, so kudos to NASA.
The title, Beautiful Emotions, left me with conflicted feelings. I wasn't sure whether to keep it or come up with a new one, but in the end its irony struck me as being appropriate.
I don't like the direction this picture took. I wanted it to be kind of subdued, hidden in darkness, but it ended up fiery, alien, and irritatingly dramatic.
Anyway, it's Aurora. The lineart was originally entitled "Only Tragedy" after the famous theatre masks, but somehow that didn't fit the colored version. Oh, and I realize that the lighting makes absolutely no sense.
Credit for the idea goes to ~ladydove7-stock [link]