This is a closeup of a magic staff which I raytraced with POV. I was going to draw my elven wizard, Ylla, holding the staff, but I can't find any subjects (i.e. old photos from my photography class) that look like her and are posed right. I can't draw her freehand (never mix raytracing with bad drawing!) so here's just the staff for now. The five shapes (besides the ball of lightning) inside the head of the staff represent the five classical elements: (from inside to outside) water, air, fire, earth, and the mysterious fifth element, quintessence.