I'm looking to have a character from my story brought to life in a whimsical portrait, that may be used inside the novel, or used on a special edition copy, or poster. So the art needs to be high-res, at 300dpi, to enlarge
..I'd like the portrait to be, from the shoulders on up. she is a young woman, 17 to 18 years old, white skinned, thin built, plain/average in looks, yet beautiful in her own way. she wears an old, dark green, wool cargo/army jacket and I can imagine the collar flipped up some, to show how she feels safe tucked inside her grandfather's old army coat, but its not overly big. she is white skinned, maybe with some freckles over her nose, wild brown hair, and a little bird (like a finch, or something) is standing on top of her head. She has a subtle smile(closed lips), and is either looking up at the bird with her eyes, or looking straight on. either way is okay. ...She relishes in the mountains and pine trees, and likes running, and spends a lot of time in the woods when not at school...so, I imagine her hair being sort of wild, out of place, blown by the wind, and maybe some dirt on her cheeks, and little twigs in her hair...something to give her a care free impression....she also has a very over-active imagination. if there is some way to combine black and white, with color, to express her gift of imagination, or another idea to show that, that would be a neat touch. Please feel free to make the art very whimsical and impressionable, yet fairly simple. I'd like for her expression and the mood to be what captures the viewer.
Please, also keep room for the title at the top or bottom of the work.