Painting for my Dark Fantasy project with some Lovecraftian tone called "Jester's Tear". If this sounds cool to you consider supporting by joining my Patreon :) https://www.patreon.com/Leo_Val
Lore behind this painting:
Only daughter of Emperor Audrich and heir to the throne. Arwein was taught diplomacy, negotiation skills, and royal etiquette from an early age by the best teachers there were - the six wives of Audrich. By the time Arwein turned 17 years old, she had seen Vimme double in size and the inpouring wealth coat the royal households with its golden sheen. The dark cloud over these otherwise prosperous years was the emperor changing so vastly that he became unfit to rule, causing his wives to lock him and themselves out of society’s eye to protect the kingdom’s stability by keeping the emperor’s illness a secret. This forced Arwein to become a shadow ruler and to take over the leadership of the court, while still making everyone believe that Audrich was still the one in charge.