EDIT: Just couldn't keep my hands off this wench! Fixes, etc.
FURTHER EDIT: Still can't keep my hands off! -"-
EVEN FURTHER EDIT: HRRGAAAAAH!
Her name: Emeralda, her race: khoravar (meaning: half-elf), and her job: an airship captain in the service of the Dragonmarked House Lyrandar. An unconventional person, occasionally even crazy, she easily mindcopulates people. Her greatest accomplishment occured when she made *ME* madder than a thrice-lobotomized James Joyce who is roleplaying a Malkavian vampire in the mother-HQ of all LSD parties! RAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGH!
Hours upon hours of toil without a goal or a reference! Dozens of times I nearly deleted the whole picture just out of sheer frustration! Sometimes I claimed this to be my last artwork ever.
The first version I "finished" in January, 2009.
In other words, this picture was... a challenge.
Oh, and the cat in the picture - Emeralda's familiar of course - is a Manul, or Pallas's Cat. (Or it's supposed to be one. I'm not good with animals.)
Tools: Mouse, Paint Shop Pro 7
PS. The Manul's name is Karrn the Conqueror, the best rat-hunting airship cat in existence. Many wonder why this weird-looking creature prefers to suck his prey's blood and leave the carcass. Only the cat and his owner know the nightmarish truth...