I worked simultaneously on two versions of Bleeding Heart, and here are the finals for my emerging female series. Neither turned out exactly the way I had envisioned, but it's a new set of imagery for me and I have great ideas for the next versions. Fewer hearts, more light & dark play, and a continued exploration of how to approach the female form.
At left, an exaggerated female form. I like her big eyes and the play of light in the background. Here is its earlier stage. At right, working on a more realistic expression on her face.