There was a discussion going on over at Epilogue about black fantasy figures--and this partially came out of that. I had a great deal of fun painting her, and I think she came out just exactly the way I pictured her in my mind. To be honest, however, she was also inspired by a girl working the cash register at Wal-Mart. Her hair was styled kind of like this (although she didn't have quite so much), and she had such beautiful eyes (even though they were brown, not blue), I just had to make her into some kind of Fae royalty. I wonder what she'd do if I went up to her and handed her a copy of this and said 'thank you for inspiring me'?