This is a painting of The Queen, the mysterious character who leads a small group of vampires living in Berkeley in a chronicle I've developed. Unfortunately, the faint shadow across the left half of her face didn't reproduce very well in either version; in the original, it combines with a subtle gradient in the background wash to give a nice impression of a sunset somewhere behind and to the right of her. Her irises have a bit of metallic gold mixed in with the yellow, which gives them a nice luster under decent lighting conditions. I later took this scan and manipulated it digitally to produce a new artwork, CyberFireQueen.
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