I spent /forever/ on this. A Christmas present for a friend... this is Zelda from Twilight Princess. I had originally inked lines for it but I decided to ditch the lines altogether and fully paint it out. It took a hell of a lot longer but I think it was worth it. =]
I made up the castle in the background to be an evil looking Hyrule castle.
Many many many hours in Photoshop.
I am also going to sell prints of it here (not through DA, I don't like giving the rights to printing my art to someone else); if you would like a print I can get very good high quality prints at 11 x 17 (which is pretty large) for $10. Note me if you'd like to do that and we can work it out through PayPal =]