The first piece I was asked to illustrate was a medieval assassin, preferably a femme fatale. The piece needed to work within a square, but since I wanted a vertical piece for myself I extended the art. I submitted these three sketches.
The first sketch was chosen, but I was asked if she could have more of a "dominatrix" feel, while keeping her in medieval times. She gained a bunch of buckles and studded leather.
That did the trick, and I moved on to do this drawing.
I'm currently working on the final painting, so there will be a post about it when it is finished.
Next time...The Crown!