I did this picture with Prismacolor pencils, I think I'm getting better but I have a lot of improving to do. I drew her from an idea which sprung in my mind- A lover returning from the war- through death, blood, and the slice of a sword- she returns intact- bearing with her the necklace she wore into battle from her love. The relief of finally getting out of the pit of hell called battle, and returning home- are obvious in her face. Anyway, I drew her and finished it in about 2 1/2 to 3 hours without looking at anything for reference. The scan is a bit darker that she really is, in the artwork her skin is a lighter and more natural tone. I'm overall pretty satisfied with this, it's the best I can do right now.