This was pretty much the epiphanic point of my life where I realized carpal tunnel syndrome was inevitable.Featuring Colleen Brennan
, one of my OCs from a story I'm writing
She's one of my oldest OCs (circa 2003) and the one that I hold the most dear, at this point. I call the guys from this series my Ensemble
. Also, she's the main protagonist... the "leader" of the Ensemble, per se.
Mostly, whenever people speak of Colleen, she's associated with "nice" and "quiet"; she is, to an extent. She's reserved most of the time, but under her placid nature lies very rich emotions, and a very sharp alertness and observancy. Colleen's ever-curious mind has her seeking knowledge, and her natural patience and resourcefulness ensures her own satisfaction. She's the first to pick up on others' emotions and (mostly) hurting. Colleen feels genuine sympathy for those who are in pain, and she does what she can to heal the scars over others' hearts.
Colleen is also the one who gathered the entire Ensemble through different means, and took them all under her wing. Underneath her "soft" outer personality lies a rock-hard conviction and irrepressible strength, but also instability and--often forgotten, purposefully or otherwise--sorrow. Colleen is prone to neglecting her own needs over others; she's filled with many, many rocky emotions that she often has to fight to control. But for all her inner instability, she's also filled with the same amount of love.
Leen has white gardenias
, white being the theme to this series. Gardenias represent loveliness, secrecy, joy, luck
and secret love
. Gardenias are Colleen's favourite flowers... the meanings were actually not intended for her, which is why some of them don't match her personality. Ahahaha XD
But the "secret love" part might be right.
Mechanical pencil 0.5
Laurentian Pencil Crayons
Sketch - 5 hours / Colour - 9 hours / Touchup - 1 hours
Total time: 17 hours (holy crap she took forever)