When I saw this in my devwatch it took me a moment to realize this wasn't official art, let alone your trade half! I was blown away by the thumbnail, but then I saw the image proper and omg it's beautiful! ; O;
I'm so happy to see Imperial Topaz though. ; w; She's one of my personal faves and ugh, she just looks gorgeous in your style!
I can definitely see her in a moment like this once she finds her place, so to speak. and the fact it's a subtle realization as you depicted suits her character very well and captures it even better! It's just so surreal seeing her drawn.
Thank you so much!
I'm super impressed by her colors and how you've adjusted them so well to the sunset! Your backgrounds are drop dead gorgeous and you certainly show you know how to adjust a palette to fit! I'd have imagined her colors to be tricky to work with given she's orange/red/yellow herself. o: But she looks so soft and I love how she has the same transition as the background.
Amazing job, LuAnne. I love this so much. ; u;