"Emerald Wind" (originally called "Green Gown of Evening" but changed for the sake of being less lengthy) is an image dating back to about 2011 (I think).
I was inspired to try a Nouveau themed splash page, where I started with an anonymous border, then wanted to draw in cloth folds, and soon made a woman in some odd style, who's wearing emerald green and sitting on some kind of strange one armed stool.
In my geekyness, I feel the image could represent the element of wind, hence the flowing of the hair and gown, and the color green (the elemental color for air, in a Bionicle reference that is).
Once again I'm so glad for digital options of rendering. If it weren't for PSE, this image would have remained more of a disaster than a fairly pleasant art piece.
The original (left) was merged improperly after a split scan, and if you get in close you can see there's a blurred line where the image doesn't match up properly. I didn't feel like scanning this picture again, so instead I tweaked the spots with blurring, and created a marker brush to disguise skewed lines. The more I play with PSE, the more I love it (and lately have been understanding how to better restore imagery with a few flaws).
The other tweak I made was to the woman's nose. I made a brush to mimic colored pencil, and colored over that unneeded black line representing her nose bridge. In my eyes it greatly helped, and looks so much better now; not so alien.
Material: Marker, jell pen, colored pencil, digital tweaks.
Have a great St. Patrick's Day! ^.^