A visually appealing way of making your character stand out in a scene is to have them illuminated from behind. This creates a dramatic effect that puts all of the focus on your characters and whatever emotion they may be feeling or action they’re taking. It can also help give your piece a peaceful or nostalgic vibe that can resonate with many.
Hornet (from Azur Lane) looks as though she’s watching the dawn of a new adventure on the horizon.
Do any of the illustrations below bring a shine to your eyes?