I finally broke out my old, worn down, mis-matched colored pencils, and this is what happened! this is the Elmarea Kairanie Mellindil, in COLOR!!! The background is still skiewed, and i wanted to add texture to the clothes, and clean up the major scanner fuzziness, but over all I like it. Oh, and that lovely maid in the corner is the 'original' herself! say 'hi' to the real Kairanie that inspired the character you see before you!
I tried to work on light and contrast a little, though i was distracted by color, so it might not have worked. anyway, drawn in pencil, colored in various colored pencils (i really need some prismacolors) and cleaned up a bit in Microsoft Picture It!