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oil painting on canvas | 16” x 20”
it's is finally doooooone~~~ ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
Queen Levana from the book series The Lunar Chronicles (fun fun fun books!!!)
I submitted this for a competition being put on by Macmillan (publisher). Really needed an excuse to paint D: Portraits are such a challenge!!
Tried my best to record myself painting this, so look forward to a sped up version on YouTube soon!!!!!!
East meets West in this direct portrait of unveiled Lunar Queen Levana!!
Just as the surface of her orbiting kingdom bends light into the eyes of all those on Earth, so too do her features and accoutrements reflect back onto any who bear witness to her. In this way, she both embodies her seat of power, and wields the thing that frightens her most…
Her clothing and hair ornaments are cut in a traditional Chinese fashion, yet the materials and jewelry are favored in styles worn by powerful monarchs of the Western world. Silver and pearls, both associated in many cultures with the moon, are found in abundance throughout her ensemble, further referencing her astrological domain.
The oval format of the canvas mimics the spherical shape of the moon itself. And in a playful nod to negative lunar power, an inverted crescent moon can be found throughout Lavana’s attire that will be instantly familiar to any Moonie or fan of Sailor Moon! (ू•ᴗ•ू )