The goal of this illustration was to further my skills in vector and digital art, starting from scratch without using a sketch as reference. Having a background in fine arts, I always tend to sketch things at first, so this was a real challenge. Why a raptor queen? Let’s just say as a little girl I was fascinated with dinosaurs and didn’t care much about Barbies. Portraying a raptor in a softer and more ‘girly’ light was a way of breaking the stereotype of what is considered to be ‘for girls’ and ‘for boys’, mixing those two together.