My figure sketch is also a character study for Ayn Rand's THE FOUNTAINHEAD, which I am currently revisiting. Dominique Francon poses nude for a sculpture which is to adorn a "Temple of the Human Spirit." She's supposed to symbolize the striving energy, beauty, and power of human beings. The final sculpture has her standing up, but I think of this one as a pose that was rejected - probably because kneeling is too submissive.
Direct to Photoshop, using model image from a CD.