I really enjoyed working on this piece and it was my favourite card from the 3 pieces I was assigned. I really wanted to do some nice atmospheric lighting and some interesting colour choices to really give it a magical feeling.
First up, here's how the finished image looks:
Here is the rough sketch I turned in for approval:
|Hitomi's Devotion - Rough Sketch|
Here's how that turned out:
|Hitomi's Devotion - Drawing|
I also want to mention that I felt quite honoured to receive this assignment as the card was a result of a 2012 'Name the Spell' competition won by David Rodriguez Sanfiorenzo, a huge Hitomi fan. His naming of the card set the basic premise for the card description, so hopefully he's happy with the result :)