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Hester Shaw 2

My second attempt at depicting the fictional character Hester Shaw from the Mortal Engines Quartet, written by Philip Reeve. She's one of my favorite fictional characters of all time, like in my top 3 and my favorite book character.

You can see my first version here.

This time I double-checked some of the descriptions of her appearance. I have now seen plenty of other artists' interpretations of her, of which some are really great. But I do think that many, not all, of them depict her nose as too undamaged or just scarred. I wanted it to be clearly deformed like in the books. 

Painted in Photoshop.

The animated time-lapse GIF at the end of this page. Made with Clip studio paint.

original sketch