From The Curse of Caerassa, a story currently in progress by an Elfwood writer/artist friend of mine. Now, before we get carried away on the details here, I must point out that this Caeressa is not necessarily like the one in the story. Caeressa, you see, is an imprisoned goddess-like figure who has been kept hidden for several generations because she is, literally, the source of the monarchy's power. In the world from which Caeressa hails, both men and women carry their own brands of magic, and that magic can be shared or stolen by the other sex. Caeressa's purpose, essentially, is to be assaulted by the current ruling prince so he can steal her magic and preserve power. She is in turn kept in a sort of animated suspension that preserves her youth, but in her eternal trance she is barely alive and rarely conscious. At least until the rebellious brother of the new prince becomes fascinated with her and steals her, that is!To read the full story (not yet finished but still a good read), see the author's gallery. I wanted some practice drawing random characters, so my friend graciously gave me permission to take a shot at Caeressa. She told me it might give her some ideas as to what Caeressa really looks like! As I implied in the beginning, I took some liberties with the design... namely the chains. The 'real' Caeressa's imprisonment doesn't involve chains or any magical or non-magical variety. But what's a maiden in distress without chains anyway?Pen, marker, photoshop.