This drawing started off with me designing a sword hilt. After the hilt was finished, I decided it needed a bit more, so I added the hand beneath it. First I drew it palm down, but then realised it made more sense for the palm to be facing upward. And so, here is the drawing which I call The Beauty in a Sword, which is also the title of one of my stories. This one is about a lady-knight and her best friend - the princess of the realm, and the adventure they have in which they both must overcome fears or habits to save the day.