Been a long time since I've posted here, not that I haven't been checking out the phenominal artwork here on a regular basis.
kayatwork: very lush feel to the fabric, like the way you handled it.
sirspamdalot: Both are cool. I'm liking the first archer pic better than the second, but then I'm a sucker for black and white.
ocngrl: I like the way you handled her dress, very delicate touch there.
sketchaholic: I'd thought about turning her into a fairy as well. I like your interpretation: very simple, very pretty -- wish you'd colour it.
walrus: Love the face, specially those eyes!
cal: That second pic is just cool, love it.
wiseachoo: I agree with PencilSam, include the face even if you're not going for a likeness.
I have to say that every single picture here inspires me in one way or another, thanks everyone for the inspiration! You guys rock.