When the choice is taken away from her, her desires become irrelevant.
This is sort of a redrawing of I'm not your helpless girl anymore that I did back when I started drawing. I considered it a huge accomplishment at the time, but I've learned much art since then. This is also the first drawing of Alice since she got her redesign!
Wow, recoloring the line art at the end makes such a big difference! It almost looks like a painting at certain spots. I expected the difference to be subtler but found a pleasant surprise instead.
I tried to incorporate all that jazz with lighting (and reflecting lights), multiple light sources, back-lit lighting, as well as adding little more detailed design (like the fluffy patterned things that I can't remember the name of...). Also used foreshadowing and a new style of background.
Wacom Bamboo Tablet
Paint Tool SAI
~14 hours... (yeah... this is the first big project of 2014.)