an elven queen, raped by the lord of chaos and now with child, kneels down in the shallow waters of a stream deep in the wood and performs a cleansing ritual, in hopes of removing the evil taint from her unborn children. concept by wren (amira el-hanfy) for the santharian dream. done in painter 8 and it took a while. i really enjoyed the first version of this painting in no small part because of wren's teriffic, tragic concept. there were quite a few things in that version that just did not stand up too well to a closer look, though. i have learned a huge amount about painting since that version was completed, including how important a really strong background is. i just got tired of looking at the old one and wishing i had done some things differently, so i went ahead and did them!