Akila witnessed the carnage around her and pushed down her rage and fear with a discipline born of training. With studied calm, her face displayed no emotion as she dispatched the enemy with speed and efficiency. Despite the buildings destroyed by the dragon's fire, and the horrors surrounding her, she fought on... if only to save one more life. Drawn with graphite pencils, mechanical pencils, and charcoal on bristol, I took my time on this one. I added, revised, and experimented with new techniques. The background I added as an afterthought.