Suihajais Inahinir by nefeilyn
Meet Suihajaïs Inahinir, semi-old character of mine. Started out as a simple portrait study which i took further in the end.
I'm saving her story for later, when i will be done with another full illustration of her. For now, i can say that her name, Suihajaïs, means 'dancing blades' in the tongue of her people and that she is some sort of blade singer. I intended her to look a little more exotic than that but ah well, i'm still quite pleased with it. :]
As usual, i'm an hopeless perfectionist and still see many flaws i'm itching to go and fix but this has to move out of the 'work in progress' list.
Wacom, Photoshop, far too many hours
And no she's not an elf.
You can view a few steps here: http://lilie.deviantart.com/art/Suihajais-Inahinir-Steps-74914719