Improved just a few days ago on the 22, this emotional image was originally something else. I made the weeping girl in this image before I made "Drop the Rose". Both were made during a time of shifting in my emotions. Again it was simple, quick, and made to express a feeling in the fastest way possible. Originally the image had a far darker expression to it, and was actually called "Stabbed At Heart" before I made improvements. The original image was made in the swing of a moment, and I didn't really care how it looked while creating it, I was making it simply to get my emotion out. Before the improvement, the umbrella was actually a spear, and the image, like I said, was very dark and made for a mood in the moment. Later on when I looked back on it, I felt it was a little too dark, so I went back in and made the spear an umbrella, turning it to a sad scene of a girl crying in the rain, with an umbrella at her side. It's during this process that I started playing with some textures and different options in Photoshop, to get that rippled wet look as a border and used a special brush for the ink splotches. Final touches were the rain drops, added by the use of a pencil option in the program.
After those little improvements, I feel the image has become far better than it was before, and expresses the same emotion I was trying to express then, but with a little less darkness involved. I'm now glad to say that I'm happier with this picture now then I ever was before; and the water effects came out better then I anticipated. ^.^ I'm sure every artist out there has art pieces they decided they didn't like later on, and here's my advice; don't give up, just improve it! ^_^