She looks, perhaps in a trance out to the horizon. She is the guardian of the temple in the background; her body and armor mimic the element she is devoted to. She channels spiritual power from the earth, but just to be selected as an acolyte of her order, she was also required to be physically strong. I was inspired to draw this picture when I was playing 'Shin Megami Tensai: Nocturne' for the PS2. I wanted to create an original, fable-like, spirit/character. She was drawn in mechanical pencil on watercolor paper, and then inked with a sumi-e pen and some micro pens (sizes .02, and .005).