I really really didn’t want to do a woman down on her knees begging a man not to leave her as the song lyrics suggested I should. So I decided to go in the complete opposite direction.
Inspired by something I found on Google Images, I like to think this woman is down on her knees because she’s just kicked a lot of bad guy ass (or killed a dragon) as is presenting her sword to her monarch. She’s a bit grubby because it was a dirty battle… also because I did her in ballpoint and aquarelle and then decided to colour over, so everything has a grey undertone. This technique works better in Photoshop!
Here’s the song: