I whanted to go for the sphinx in a difrant way, I did the walls in a way to try and get a rugged made by slaves feel and I was very picky about how i whanted the fire, but i'm happy with it. Why is she at a gate you ask, well ware would you keep tons of riddels at if you had no pockets ^.^ its like her magic mirror, thats what i was going for. the only thing i'm not 100% happy with is her body shadeing, there's just so much skin that I hade a hard time with it. and yes theres more then just that one lamp in the room with her, thats why the shade of the pic isn't super dark. anyway photoshop atemt no. 2 and I think I did perty well.