When I first saw this picture,that beautiful eye is Eye contacting with me^.^ that eye is looks Real and bright .the lines around this eye are very close ,looks more dark .the Eyelid half dark, half bright to keep that eye looks .
"Nyx ~ Goddess of the Night" An original painting by Emily Balivet. Acrylic on canvas, One of the first and most powerful beings in the universe, Nyx is the daughter of Chaos and the sister and consort to the God of Darkness, Erubus.
Sparklers would be a cool example of life for this project. Again, an awesome mood is set by it's own light. And everything els could be edited to be dimmer to draw out the rich color and light of the sparkler.