This image came to me as I was sitting on the train on my way to work. Just the figure, with an indistinct dark background and pillars around him. The figure came out pretty quickly, and then I filled in the background and it changed somewhat from what I'd originally envisioned. This could still use some work, or get transferred as a base sketch to use for a painting. Though this isn't from any particular world, it fits in pretty well with Steven Brust's Dragaera: an elven lord casting some sort of spell. Also, while not intended as such, the composition has wound up looking rather book-covery.