I don't care about the contest, actually I didn't even know there was one when I drew this. X) But here you go! [link]
The sketch from 2008 (here: [link]
) was so cheesy and inaccurate. I mean, from what I remember, the girl was beheaded, then resurrected by that winged thing who put her under a spell/potion/whatever in order to control her and do...I don't remember that part, but that wasn't good. At all.
So basically, Eliana is a zombie puppet (with feelings towards a demonic character, an undesired side effect of the spell) who needs to feed on human flesh to keep from decomposing. How on earth did I get to the first drawing with such a story?! (the whole thing is so embarassing, oh my.)
^My dear, this is why the 2012 version looks so different. I tried to think of the background story as much as the graphic style. Enjoy!