This is one of those pieces that you can see clearly in your head, and just struggle to get onto paper.
Originally she was in an hourglass, oblivious to the golden sand piling up at her feet and filling up her universe. Unfortunately drawing the hourglass at the size that would hold a human would be too large to fit on the paper without losing the girl, and focusing completely on her would have lost the hourglass’ definition.
After a year of artistic deliberation, the hourglass had to go.
The new background features a universe where the stars are falling out of the sky. The girl is a bit more aware of the issue, but still doesn’t fully comprehend the predicament.
This was originally sketched, inked, and scanned to color in Photoshop.