This is an experiment in character design. It's Sabriel, from the Old Kingdom Trilogy (which is now a Tetralogy)! I used regular Photoshop brushes for the forground, McBadShoe's watercolour brushes to add texture to the background, and the map from the books for the background image.
Here Sabriel is about 18, pictured as she appears in the first book. I'm planning on doing character art for all the main characters from the series at different ages, as I'd like to practise my design skills.