[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 100lb/300series bristol board]
"I was thinking Ming's daughter from Flash Gordon."
After explaining my "In The Spirit Of.." policy, the patron thought about it a moment and that was what they had said to me.
Which was great because I had an affinity for actress ORNELLA MUTI'S rendition of PRINCESS AURA from the FLASH GORDON movie (c'mon - MAX VON SYDOW is abad ass Emperor Ming the Merciless), and to say that I has a massive crush on her would be understating things a bit. Yikes!
I was excited to take on the commission and I was pretty satisfied with the results. More importantly, I believe that the person who asked for the image was also very pleased.
Win/win all around.