OH MY GOD GUYS I FINISHED IT.
I have put an insane amount of effort into this piece, and no matter if it wins or not, I am incredibly proud of the results.
So, let me give a little explanation:
-the necklace from the books is in her left hand, and due to the fact that it embodies everything Lena is, I gave it a light aura.
-the swirls are pieces of shadow
-this is the mausoleum where Ethan is...oh, wait, spoilers for those who haven't read the books. NEVERMIND! those who have read will know what I mean.
-Lena's converse are still on her feet. She's just not Lena without them in my mind.
I absolutely fell in love with her claiming dress in the trailer, so I had to draw her in it. It's not exactly like it, but I did it from memory, so that's that!
Good luck to all the other contestants! Some of the pieces I've seen are absolutely gorgeous!
Lena Duchannes, Caster Chronicles (c) Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl