From back in high school, when I was still using fashion magazines for help doing poses. But I used my own face as a model for hers. I still try to define myself through my art. In the many years it's been since I made this, I still haven't explored the full range of her character, but I do know that she represses powerful parts of herself, just as she represents repressed parts of myself.She is what happens when certain dynamic cycles of eneryg stagnate. I think she is what happens when Lilith is successfully held down and controlled. And so, ultimately, she must be transformed into the Empress. You can read about her a little in my library, but only a little, as a) her full potential still hasn't been explored, and b) her stories tend to be graphically violent. She's my inner sadist :) I've also been fussing over her name, and since I don't want there to be a gutteral stop, only some indication of two syllables, I'm probably going to change it. It was originally Vaak. The pronunciation in my head is VEIGH- ack. ANy suggestions as to how I can turn that into an easily understandable, but not too bulky name? The best I've come up with so far is Vaiak.