These were earlier versions of the piece. I really loved the whimsical behavior of the fabric and how her spike cowl lights up her face, but it felt incomplete. The piece was always going to be about playing with the idea of light, hence the title and the kanji for light, and I had this idea of incorporating neon light into the scene. After a few renders it still wasn't working out. I played with superimposing drawings over her, and then building out neon signs to place in the background. I stepped away from the project for a short time knowing I would need to revisit it, but I realized I wasn't going to get anywhere by force.