This week's challenge at Conceptart.org's CHOW (Character of the Week) forum was to visualise and create your muse. This is totally open ended and it was interesting reading what inspires others and how they formed these inspirations and elements in to their own new character.
I'm very pleased to announce that I actually got my entry finished!! Hooray! I take most of my inspiration from animals and plants - markings, colour schemes, even my costume designs, are generally based on the creatures and plants of the natural world, especially birds and fish. Also if I stare at fire long enough I begin to see all sort of magical images that I want to create.
So, in a very broad attempt at smashing my inspirations all together, here she is - my muse.