I should draw my other OC's more often... I think they feel neglected ^^' But I just LOVE drawing Merella. Btw, she's my D&D Character and a sorcress with demonic bloodline. _______________________________________
You get used to drawing an OC and thinking about what symbols will show their unique personality and story. Then I find myself watching Covergirl commercials and judging them the same way I’d judge a deviation. "Really, Drew Barrymore? Are those the symbols you choose to define yourself? Really?"
No. Not really. I try to tell myself it’s just an ad, not Drew's "character design". (In fact, it's the mascara's character design, and Drew's getting paid huge bucks to be the symbol in the background.) But there’s Drew Barrymore, and while I don’t completely “get” her, she seems like she’s an interesting person who knows how to roll with her mistakes and her successes and come out the other side with a solid sense of self. But then the Covergirl commercial comes along and she suddenly seems like one of those people who has no higher goal in life than finding the right shade of foundation to blend in with their neck. And maybe a slimming pair of pants.
But then it becomes strangely hilarious to me to watch strong, interesting women allow themselves to be merchandised with trivial products. Like Drew Barrymore or your OC, whom I picture totally making an opening in her busy schedule of crushing lives and seeking world domination to pose for etchings for a cosmetics merchant. Because short of destroying souls, the next best thing is finding a lipstick that matches your shoes AND your spellbook cover.
I like your inking style a lot! Though I think "I am become death, destroyer of worlds" is originally from the Bhagavad Gita (though it became well known in a quote from one of the scientists working on the atomic bomb.