Anna-Lu (Whisper) Elmwood is the main character of the trilogy I am currently working on, titled 'Empress of Nareku'. Nareku is a non-human planet. The 'ruling race' is the humanoid/bipedal Narekan. At the time in which the story is set, there are three '1st world' countries and a number of '2nd world' - Robriica is the country from which Anna-Lu hails, Paradiisa is the country with which Robriica is at war. Sarliina is the third '1st world' country, during the war the country has played th part of Switzerland on Earth. The Free Isles are a collection of smaller countries and islands that are considered '2nd' and '3rd' world. As a planet, Nareku would be considered to be almost at the pinnacle of technology - to other races, they appear to use magic. However, Nareku also has a history of magical abilities, abilities that only appear in certain genetically gifted members. Anna-Lu is one of those genetically gifted. This image was a study I created, both to work out how she'll look nearing her thirties and to see if I can 'draw' using photoshop and my tablet.