This is the second piece in my "Lords of.." series. Each piece is about a single character who is mythic/fantasy inspired. The design for this character (Neo Madonna) had been lying around a long time but I never did anything with it until I started this series and the two ideas came together nicely. I wanted to blend some of the elements of the classic Madonna paintings into the piece by keeping it realistic and symmetrical (among others). I painted it in Photoshop off and on over the past couple of weeks.
Thanks to bobbistock here on deviantart for the photo that sparked the idea for the pose and face. [link]