~ This 'sketch' was inspired by Catherine Asaro's latest book, Quantum Rose. She gives a wonderful description of the beautiful planet of Lyshriol. This isn't strictly a scene from the book at all, rather, just an image of a girl in the misty dawn, majestic mountains and lush forests on the horizon in the midst of a field, twirling a bubble-reed to make it glitter all about her. My apologies for misremembered details...this was mostly an exercise in painting landscapes and light.
Done completely in Painter, with the CrappyTablet.