Included in my collection of Bitter Lands art is a drawing of Mira and Stephan’s first kiss. I tried there to convey a sense of emotional release and pent-up feelings. This is an expansion of that earlier illustration. I knew I wanted Mira and Stephan to get into a heated argument which resolves itself explosively. Their emotional tension uncoils when they give in to their repressed desires and are honest with each other, consequently bringing them together.
Media: Pencil on paper, inked and toned in Photoshop