My latest novel RUNES OF MAGIC - SHAREENA (2010) features the scout and warrior Shareena. Shareena consists of several real and fictive persons who gave me inspiration. The huntress with bow and sword is a motif that had me in the grip for years now. As a teenager in the early '80s I read the Marada-comics, featuring the fair-haired warrioress.
And several years later - sometimes around my A-levels (or rather "Abitur" in Germany) in 1987 I created this image, using oil on canvas paper.
This image also inspired the character of the Baroness Vilya in SACRED, which were an interpretaion of the player character of my wife used in RPGs.