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EUTS Portraits: Heather by Lady-Owl EUTS Portraits: Heather by Lady-Owl

So here is Heather. Neelix is last and final for now. I'm currently fighting time with a bad thunder storm so I'll add more to this later.



So one of my goals for this series was that every character would have something new about them. Since most of the characters hadn't been seen before, that was pretty simple.. but for characters like Neelix, Heather, Gale, and Ala, obviously they had been seen so that is why Ala has more of her body showing and Heather has her hair up (even if not one of her new outfits).

This piece took me the longest to complete. Not Heather, herself. She was actually done last month and scanned in with Veeno but the background took me forever but I am so glad with how it came out. Ironic how all the "aliens" have indoor like backgrounds, yet the only Human has the "space" one XD but I really wanted to show Heather's interest in the stars.

I also had trouble deciding on a theme song for her. I wanted to avoid songs about people's "feelings" towards other people or situations and focus on a song that suited the individual's personality. Well I couldn't really find anything I liked for Heather other than the E.T. song by Katy Perry... which unfortunately sings about feelings instead of something that would fit Heather as an individual. If you guys have heard of this song before, you just had to of known I'd eventually use it for this story. XD Way too perfect!

So I hope you guys enjoy. I still haven't even started coloring Neelix yet! OTL

AND CHAPTER 15 WILL BE POSTED HOPEFULLY ON THE 29TH!!! Thank you for your patience with me and I hope to reply to all comments ASAP. :heart:

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Name: Heather
Species Population on Station: Human: Only one.
Age: 19
Occupation: Ex student
Family: Average size family, all on Earth.
Current address: Lives with Neelix in his quarters on the station.
Hobbies: Astronomy, Music, reading and researching.
Theme Song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Zb-q… ( updated song to something better suited - Aug 30th 2013 )

Bio:

    Heather is a rather shy girl who kept to herself a lot, mostly due to the fact that finding friends that had her same interests, was rather difficult. Some of her fellow students considered her a little geeky because she'd rather talk about what she saw in here telescope than about typical girl stuff.

    She's a fun person and very playful and outgoing with the people who did understand her and stayed her friend despite contrasting interests.

    She always wished that the Human race was more advance so she could explore the beautiful and amazing objects she loved to observe, but being abducted by aliens and sold off as a slave, wasn't exactly what she had in mind when she wanted to see the stars...

    However, despite the tragic events that have happened to her, Heather is a strong willed and minded individual. She does her best to hide her feelings... especially the ever growing ones towards Neelix. These feelings towards him have caused her to be a bit at war with herself as she is unsure how she should feel about falling in love with an alien.


Random Facts:
- Heather loves music and has a ton of it on her ipod which she was fortunate enough to find after the abduction. It is the only thing she has left from home.
- She can be very patient and open minded but sometimes, such as with Sniffs, she can be pushed to her limit.
- Heather really enjoys going to Muora's clubs and loves the atmosphere of them.
- Even though she knows nothing about being a mechanic, she's very interested and eager to offer help to Neelix and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty to give him a hand.

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Notes: If there is anything I forgot to mention or something you would like to know, just let me know and I'll see about adding it unless it is plot relevant for future chapters. Species names are still being decided so... uh.. yeah.. OTL



:bulletpurple: Story: Everything Under the Stars Cover and Hub


Materials:
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Media: Prismacolor Markers and Pencils
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Everything Under the Stars Lady Owl
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Rosereding Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
why is she naked?
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016   Digital Artist
bc being naked in space sets you free.
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CarryePie2 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she is so pretty
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! Though that image of her is so old now! OTL
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CarryePie2 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD but its soo good!
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MaryWatson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I can completely understand Heather O.O It's really really difficult finding other people who like astronomy and sci-fi... It's exactly the problem I have xD
I just love the story of Neelix and Heather (^_^)
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. n_n I'm very glad to know you're enjoying the story! And I understand. Then the problem arises that when you do find some people who enjoy it, they're not exactly the type of people you expected. Personality clash! :dead:
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MaryWatson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Yeah, you're completely right! Whoohoo, finally found somebody who understands :w00t:
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SmileyChibi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Photographer
She has my name o3o
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Digital Artist
=p
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SmileyChibi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Photographer
She also looks alil like me... oh gosh tahts craaazy x.x
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ShurShure Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job. I love your style, it's really original.

And i want it. xDD;;
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Naucturne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Writer
REALLY love this picture. I like how you characters have so much 'life' to them.
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm really glad you like it so much! c:
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Naucturne Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Writer
Your welcome. I :heart: your work.
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PantherNight Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Hey, you have a nice story going! Perhaps you could listen to the song Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine. Sorry, I don't have the opportunity to add a link to it now, because it doesn't want to work:-(

I like E.T. But I think it would be more adequate when the story get's more... Hot and intimate perhaps:-)
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much and that is a very beautiful song. I could feel the emotion from it as I just listened and read the lyrics along with it. I thank you so very much for sharing it with me.

I do agree E.T. is a little strong for this point in the story. I tend to get ahead of myself and my emotions since for me, the hot and intimate happened years ago, even though my readers are still patiently waiting to see it. XD

I think this song would actually work well with either the next chapter or one after. It has a very confused and lost feeling about it which works well with the feelings I had from the song. n_n
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PantherNight Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist
You're welcome! I'm glad you like it :)

So, do you mean you have written the story years ago and post parts of it now? Not, right? You mean you had the idea of EUTS years ago?

It's up to you :) However, I hope you'll upload new chapters soon! ^-^
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Digital Artist
I'm hoping to get the next chapter up this week. It's finally almost finished! D:

But yes, I had the idea for EUTS years ago. The story only started out as the characters Neelix, Heather, and Veeno which were created in 2006. People liked it and wanted to know about them so I attempted to slowly tell their story through my art... which proved to be very time consuming so it went on hold for awhile. Only recently in the last 10 months have I been actually writing it out in chapters. Wow.. 10 months already, it's almost been a year and I didn't even realize. :dead:

I've been posting the chapters as I finish them though so that's why sometimes it can be a little while between them. I try my best to get them up pretty quickly though. c:
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PantherNight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist
I'm surely looking forward to it! :)

I think it's interesting how a simple idea can cause such a big movement... in simply catching one's attraction but also getting more and more inspiration..
wow, 10 month is indeed a long time... So that calls for a EUTS party in two month xD

It's fine, as long as you keep posting them at all! :)
Don't rush it so you don't f*ck up the quality of you're mind and probably hearts work.
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malbat Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
I didn't get the chance to post this when I first saw it but...
Her eyes... I think they're the most stunning part of this piece. They look alive and it almost feels like she'll start moving if I stare at the picture long enough.
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I was actually very surprised to know her eyes came off as so intense in this piece. I hadn't noticed that myself but, it's nice to know that despite a colorful large space background that might steal all the attention, instead, what really catches the viewer's eye is something much smaller and intimate. :heart:
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Bar-kus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
She looks good with her hair up, and its nice seeing another picture of her looking bolder and much more sure of herself. The space backdrop was a good choice, it shows contrast in one of those funny reversed ways, though its definitely more than appropriate :)
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you and.. wow, yeah you're right about the bold thing. I don't always realize that my gallery pretty much has only emotional sad pics of her, so that is all my viewers have seen... even though I sketch her out often with her being very happy. D:

I'm glad you enjoy the space background, too. I really love scenes of space like that and I'd do them more often if it wasn't a pain in the butt with all that black in traditional media or if I was more skilled with digital. >_>
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anna-nubi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
She looks so pretty with her hair up :ohnoes: And she makes such an excellent main character!
I would really like to see some of her new outfits too, I'm kinda curious on what you have in mind there o:
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. n_n Since I'm behind on my comments, you already saw one of her new outfits in the Gale picture. XD
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Fooy723 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   General Artist
I love it but... why is Heather uhm.. naked?
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Sejuay Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Digital Artist
XD
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H-Falcon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Why does it matter?
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Fooy723 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011   General Artist
Well.. its just... shes never naked in the story really except when shes in the shower thing... and stuff...
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Lol, she's been naked in front of Neelix about 3 times now. Twice in the shower and once when he took her clothes shopping. ;p

But you could probably call it laziness. I draw just about everyone nude first to get their proportions right before adding clothing to them (even Neelix and Veeno, too. XD ) so sometimes it's just easier to color the nude body instead of bothering with an outfit which I really wasn't ready to put her in the new one yet.

I sorta see it as a transition, though. You've only ever seen her in her blue nightgown and hair down (and naked once in my shower drawing) so think about it as she is removing the old, and in future art, you will see her in her new outfits more often than her nightgown. c:

Besides, I like drawing nudity, for EVERYONE. Keep that in mind for future submissions. :devilish:
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Fooy723 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   General Artist
Haha ok that makes more sence now ^_^
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H-Falcon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
uh huh...
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TameFaolchu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
verry pretty!! i love her gorgeous green eyes! like emeralds and shiny green apples or...maybe a shiny green kermit? he he =] your always so amazing with the color! cant wait to see Neelix! =]
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TameFaolchu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
oh and one more thing i forgot to add, the background is also amazing! those plan
ets and the shading and the stars are just so well done! =D
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Forsaken-Blue Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Aww she looks so sweet! The song is perfect, and the background is incredible ^_^
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Lostkavi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Man, and here I was, thinking she couldn't get more adorable. D'aww! Cute and shy.
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SweetnSaltyRain Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Oh, my god. Fantastic piece of work. AND ALSO. Ever since I've heard the song E.T., I've always pictured it to be like Neelix and Heather's song. SINCE FOREVER. And, so, when I saw the music video, I was deeply disappointed. xD Should've been Neelix and Heather's story on display there. :3
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Liliesshadow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its beautiful! damn...i need to learn how to color...
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Lovely.:love:
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I love her eyes!
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My-Fairy-Lust Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
AWWW shes beautiful :meow: I love how she looks with her hair up. The song went so well with her (not to found of rap though)
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Irukapooka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Wow, I think this is my favorite so far! This is such a different side of her than I have seen before. Perhaps it's because of the way her hair is up or the smile in her eyes. Either way, I like this side of her. It looks a bit flirty and playful. No wonder why Neelix can't resist her. ;)
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Writer
I think the space background was def the right choice. It was her passion. "Be careful what you wish, for wishes CAN come true" comes to mind! At least she gets Neelix :heart: So worth the price :)


ET is perfect! LOL I thought it was perfect for the fanfic I wrote too :D


Without Kanye, please. He is jarring to me in this song. He sounds sleazy and cheap, and ruins the ambiance for me.
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neaphredannea Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks so different with her hair up! And I am SOOO excited for the next chapter <3
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MurraMyrrh Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
:dance: If only my hair was that tame.
She's a great human character. I really like her a lot. ^.^ Her hair looks great tied up (And so soft looking! I want her hair!)! I was kind of hoping you would draw her in a new outfit, but at the same time not, because unlike Ala, I kinda felt like you were only going to do shoulders up like the other 4 out of 5, so I wouldn't have been able to see the whole design.
Though I must say, it took me a minute to figure out her pose. I have no idea why, her shoulders just for one reason or another confused my eyes. But I finally see it. I want to say it might be the bright spot on her elbowish reagon that just wasn't registering right in my mind. *shrug*
And I just LOVE her eyes. You're eye style is just spectacular! And the greens you used are just perfect for the background. They just POP off the page, draw me right to them. A good quality IMO of ANY work of art.
And the background is very, very, VERY nice. I like space, regardless how dizzy or weak it makes me feel. It's beautiful. =) Very fitting and yes, a little ironic. XD Still, it works perfectly for her. Lost in the stars. ;)
Another beautiful work of yours into my Faves. At this rate, it's going to be filled with your stuff! XD
Now I can't wait for Neelix! :la: But I will, because I must.

And now I can't wait for the 29th! :la: So much is happening! Unfortunatly, I might not be able to read it first or second day. I think I might have a final to study for...or three...=/
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PurpleCupcakes Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I really like the way you've put her hair up, makes her even cuter. I love the background and how you have her lit and her eyes are so beautifully done! =)

I do have to wonder, and I've been wondering this for a while, if she will be able to learn to read the alien writing they have on the station. With reading being one of her hobbies I'm sure she must miss it by now, I know I would, even if she likely won't find many 'books' on the station. I'm guessing that might be 'plot relevant' though...
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner May 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

I probably should have defined reading a bit more. I mean she enjoys reading stories but also researching and I am not sure if I should have it be such a huge hobby of hers that not having it would upset her. D:

The problem with reading alien writing is that, unless I have it that there is one universal written language for everyone on the station, Neelix will have his own written language and Veeno, and Muora.. and I can't imagine her learning more than one language (to experience 'books' of all the different cultures) as that just isn't very practical or realistic.

So it is something I will have to consider if there is indeed one written language that all the species can read and understand and write in, or if there is scrolling on public signs and translations going on with their computers as they communicate. Or maybe a mix of both.

But I am sure Neelix can teach her a few of his own words. I do plan to mess around with language a bit more in future chapters. c:
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PurpleCupcakes Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, I see. In the past you’ve written about Neelix getting messages that he had to read, and that one time Ala left a message for him on his computer. So I just assumed there was already a official written language for the station that most of the aliens used. I guess I’ll know better then to jump to conclusions next time. ^^;

I look forward to the future chapters. =)
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