So with Disney’s Maleficent being released recently there’s been a bit of a boost in artwork featuring the character.
This piece by magion02 stood out for me.
It’s not the animated version of Maleficent or the Angelina Jolie version but rather an individual interpretation but still featuring the key elements that people recognize.
The choice to have Maleficient staring out the image directly at the viewer makes it quite attention grabbing.
Source: Deviantart — Maleficent by magion02