It was time to do a personal piece in between commissions so I could get myself back on track and feelin' cool. I had been wanting to do something based on the Pirate-Queen's stock from this series for some time now (a series that has been online as stock and then gone again, so I have no direct link), as she has such a great look and this costume is sexy yet innocent, and I love drawing lace. What started off as a 'I'll just drop in some celtic designs and color it' project became a headache, then a revelation. I found new ways to mix designs and, more importantly, digitally paint. I only hope it transfers well to online viewing, so please, full-size.
Pen & Ink version: [link]
Colors in Adobe Photoshop 7, along with a few textures added.
Some of the celtic knots are from: [link]