Decided to participate in my first Secret Santa ever! ^^ I participated in a Secret Santa run by a the group, OC-Couture
and I was assigned
's character, Lumin.
She was really fun to paint, and a bit of a challenge. I haven't really drawn very "traditional" clothing in a long time, so I initially had trouble choosing a design I liked. I'm also not very used to drawing clothes with lighter colors either. So it was an interesting challenge for me!
Eventually I reached a little bit of a compromise and settle with the initial image I had in my head of what to paint. I incorporated some lighter colors to contrast with the deep purple dress I gave her. Originally, I was going to create a pattern with stylized stars for the purple part of her dress so that it wouldn't look so plain, but then it ended up looking like Van Gogh's Starry Night. XD So I settled for some more realistic stars instead. As for her hair, I attempted drawing some sort of butterfly braid, and then added some sort of butterfly ornament to her hair as well since it was looking a bit boring.
I don't really know where the fox came from, to be honest. It was just a random idea, I suppose. And I really don't know why I gave the whole piece a sort of dark tone if Lumin is supposed to be a vessel for a god of light. My initial idea was much less grim and dark, but I still like how it turned out. But anyway, really hope you like it!