: since this didn't get into the semi-finals, added a signature to it.
Can't stand having unsigned stuff floating around like this.
Also, a detail shot: clicky here
Old enough to know that death and destruction are part of her job description, and young enough to enjoy it - that's Ryth.
I designed her to have a no-nonsense appearance with armored boots ('cause going to battle in slippers is really quite silly), gloves and a chestplate made from a magical star metal, runed soft leather covering arms and legs and billowing magical cloth that can be used as an invisibility cape at times of need and never gets dirty. Well and some belts to keep it all together when it Does get dirty from magic corruption.
And the sword is there for magicky ritual use, as well as a back-up plan. Never know when things need a good stab.
Corel Painter 9, Wacom Intuos 3, don't know nor want to know how many hours it took.