This sketch is based on a fashion model from Elle magazine. I won a free subscription to it once and they just never stop sending them to me. I pretty much only use them for drawing reference and perfume samples. I like the wiry look of the models, and I find them easily manipulated into fairy folk. Why is she a warrior? I think it came about from her fur, which made me want to make her wings sort of furry and moth-like, which to me seems to be what a warrior would be. A moth, drawn to the flame and all that, seems likely they'd be pretty tough and fiery too.