...do NOT try charcoal pencils on construction paper, it does NOT blend well...
Anywho, this is Emily. She's a strong-willed, hot-tempered character of mine usually portrayed as a half-dog demon. (No, I did NOT take that idea from Inuyasha; it is a coincidence.)
So why did I make her human now? Well, I felt like slapping the ears on would make it... cheap, rob the picture of the emotion I was going for. Also, it would have been a real b- I mean hassle trying to draw ears in all that hair and make them interact realistically.
Why is she crying, then? Emily is a sex slave in a human trafficking ring, has been for as long as she can remember... but she almost never cried when she was abused. No, emily only started crying when she was freed from slavery, like all her emotions burst out at once.
This isn't all that great... after all, she has no bruises or scars a real abused woman would likely have... but I suppose I shouldn't be expecting much more when i only spent three hours idly drafting this up while chatting with friends and surfing the 'net.
Only tweaks done to it in PS are that I played with the levels/contrast a bit and smoothed the overall image some, as the scanner made it look very jagged, or something.