Here is my second entry and I must say I like it way better than my first one. It came out awesome!!!^_^ I wasn't going to do a 2nd entry but i decided to at the last minute and have been working on it ever since.
When I think of New York City,I think of the city itself, the twin towers, and the phrase "the Big Apple". I incorporated all these things into my pic. This is my character Anju, named such because it means honor, shine. She honors the fallen from the tragedy of the twin towers and she shines in her happiness for a better tomorrow. She floats on the pic apple in a dreamlike sky and gazes at a city she longs to go to.
The idea for this pic came to me out of the blue and the drawing itself was very challenging because I've never drawn a figure in this position. The hair was the hardest because I tried about ten different styles before chosing one.
I very much thank my Aunt Anna and Uncle Bill, because they are the ones who encouraged me when I was ready to give up. Thanx!!!
Mascot name: Anju (read above for why)
Everyone please enjoy my pic. Good luck to all who entered the contest. Whatever the outcome, to God be the Glory!