THE ORIGINAL (drawn in 2003): [link]
This is Akuzhin, Raven's grandmammy. She's a sorceress of unimaginable power, being the top expert in dark magicks. She looks hella young because she preserved her youth with the use of her magickal abilities (she's, like, a frillion years old). Her extreme cunning and beauty have granted her with a clear path to success. She thrives on independance, and though she has a penchant for using others, never relies on anyone but herself. She loves no-one. Something of a manipulative sadist and masochist, Akuzhin is obsessed with absolute domination - and eventually achieves that goal.
Man, I almost baulked when I sat down to draw this. I was looking at my old sketch and wondering how the hell I could've been bothered to draw her hair. But after a while, I got into it. This took.. many crazy hours. Around twenty, I guess? Possibly more. The hair, well, that consumed most of my time - as you can imagine. I got many crazy hand-cramps. I insist that you go FULL VIEW because there's just so much work in the hair. ;_;
I've been wanting to draw this for over two years, now. And comparing it to the original ([link]), I daresay I've improved, somewhat.
Holy bejeebus! A daily dev?! Thank-you so, so, so much to =Pim-s for suggesting me, and to `Aeires for selecting me. Really, truly. This is amazing - you have no idea how much this means to me. I'm really quite honoured. Thank-you to everyone who has always been so supportive of my arwork, too.
Wacom Intuos2 Tablet
Photoshop CS 8 (for resizing, & watermark.)
Font Face - "Mutlu"