I was thinking of letting this be the Water Spirit companion to the Fire Spirit, I don't really feel that would be right. Although the Water Spirit idea I had is similar to this piece, this is really a self-portrait. It was an assignment in art, to draw a sketch (which I used as my bio pic) and for the second self-portrait we could paint ourselves however we wanted.
My friend scanned this for me. It was painted on a wooden board that was too long for her scanner, so she had to scan it in two parts. I tried to paste them back together, and touch it up with the smudge tool, but it's still obvious-_-;