I like the emotion in the girls.
The first thing I noticed, though, is that the torsos seem a bit short for the bodies.
Also, the ribbons on the one on the left around the leg should curve more.
I love the designs, and I really think they're super cute and you did well.
New art for the challenge is made!
Here is Carolyn again. Only now, she's a child living at an orphanage with a cat she found at the streets that became her only friend. She's a bit goth, so the character and the background is designed to fit that musical genre.
There is also a wallpaper version of this.
Use it if you like it, but do not post it anywhere on the internet without my permission!
Doubleposting myself here...
I think that you have managed to get the general story in this piece across to the viewer. There are some technical errors, from perspective in the drawing to the values and the cast shadows, but my main concern is that the painting is heavily unbalanced, with almost everything placed on the right side of the composition. Maybe it could be improved by cropping, or perhaps you need to add some elements to it. The emphasis on the angel is good with all the contrast going on between the skin/hair and the dark dress.
oh I added all the black on the left side to make it look like a wallpaper :P so it had the picture on one side and text on the other. Wasn't meant to be balanced. However, I could make it blacker, as my screen brightness and contrast was a bit off, I couldn't see that the shadow there didn't hide the background entirely as I wanted. After I fixed my monitor brightness/contrast, I saw that the background behind the black shading was still visible. Could fix it, but didn't want to edit an already submitted picture xD