guardian of the porthole Picture

one of a series of B&W illustrations for a fantasy RPG guidebook.

the customer called for a divine spirit, a warrior woman, who eternally stands guard over this porthole to another dimension. the whole description gave me this very "deep space" vibe, and thought it would work to design the guardian as this Athena type figure, but a celestial body herself, like one of those incredibly beautiful nebulae come to life, lightyears tall, and highlighted with bright stars. i'm quite proud of how this one came out, considering it was made out of whiteout on black painted paper (nobody told me about gouache)
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