This one marks the second in a series for a targeted portfolio mailing, aiming at a few RPG publishers and print magazines. Admittedly it's a bit more... whimsical... than I think some of the folks usually look for, but I prefer to think of it as dynamic range.
I do have somewhat of an issue with the lighting in this case; there's an effect that I added in the end that, theoretically, would make for an annoyingly complicated lighting issue. But hey. It's magic. It doesn't have rules*.
This also marks the second inclusion of Bob The Skull. I like Bob. I think I'm going to randomly stick him in a few other paintings, just because.
(And as a fun little easter egg, take a close look at the book she's reading...)
graciously provided the stock from which this painting was adapted, so thanks!
* (c) Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics Inc. 2008