Thomas Chamberlain - Keen
Ra is the Goddess of sunlight, I wanted to try and capture the feeling of weightlessness, cheer and innocence.
Her design is based on the Egyptian sun God, and as I was reading around the mythology I found it interesting that the snake is often used as a symbol of duality. I then had the idea to represent the forces of darkness as snake - like creatures, and to restrict her offensive ability solely to the snake of her headpiece. This captured the symbology very nicely; the only source of light in the illustration is also the most destructive force and the snakes representing darkness are the only entity the viewer can empathise with.
[EDIT] Just wanted to say a big thankyou to Cubebrush again and to all of the community here that joined me throughout, it's been amazing to see people improve so much from last year, myself included.