Digital painting created entirely in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Volito 2 tablet.
A steampunk version of the Green Fairy.
Artemisia Absinthium is an ingredient in the liquor absinthe, and is also used for flavouring in some other spirits and wines. The plant's leaves can be seen in the background behind the "wings".
The model is my friend Katrine, who for a while now has been wondering how to become a cartoon character. So now she is, in a way. The other two models are her pet rats.
Photo references were used.
Detail images here: http://mariamism.com/2010/artemisia-absinthium