I absolutely love how your style has changed so subtly. No black lines on the lips/around the nose really make the whole drawing seem a lot smoother, and I'm honestly in awe of every drawing you put up aha! This is amazing as always!
Well, the line thing is just a personal preference really... I like both drawings with lines and paintings without lines, the thing is the drawing as a whole has to fit whatever style youre trying to do
For this one its just like you said, originally I did have lines all over but I felt it would look much better with a painting style because I wanted this "smooth" look, so I removed them, though in the hands etc it could still use some work (but hands are hard, so I have an excuse, lol)
I honestly have no idea why I didn't ask you to do this character before now. She was made for your style (well not technically XD). I love the darker tones of the image, (and that she isn't in that apparently popular red dress!) This is how I image Averia to look. Seductive yet powerful! Thank you so much Sora!