This was inspired by a picture I saw of Mulan, but it took on a life of it's own. Some of the elements, like the design on the sword handle, are inspired by the LOTR movie, but they're only inspired by, and don't actually look like anything in the movie at all. Go figure. :)
I have no idea who this elf lady is yet, but I'm proud of the picture. I don't think I've ever put this much detail into anything!
A much better scan, and news: this is apparently going to be used on a D&D player description for a kind of Archer Elf...yay!