I don't do requests much these days, but this one came in on the Paperpusher Message Board and it sounded not only easy, but also fun.
The requestor wanted Daria as a first year student at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry (so approx 11-12 years old) and wearing the Ravenclaw robes as depicted in the "Harry Potter" films. He only wanted a head and shoulders bust portrait, which is loads simpler than full body, plus the character and outfit have already been designed, so why not? He specially requested some minor changes to Daria's appearance, namely: a lightly pointier chin, grey eyes, and smaller frames on her glasses.
I modeled this after Daria's school photo as seen in the episode "The Misery Chick," and imagine that's how Daria poses for every school photo for her entire life.
I'm not too great at drawing youths, so I hope her larger eyes and slight frame help to convey a preteen well enough.
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