Back in the late 1980s I hung out with a bunch of Philadelphia-based fans and role-playing gamers. I didn't play any games, but I was often asked to create portraits of their game characters. This is one of them. A teenage princess who was a crack shot with a bow, she starred in a long-playing game. The "owner" of the character requested that she be shown in a "silly" costume worthy of a fun-loving teenager. Her name was "Vinca" which is the Latin name for the violet periwinkle flower. In order to match the flower color to the character, I made her outfit purple. You can see periwinkle flowers in the background. Vinca's bow and arrows had some magic to them and I added a glow to the point of the arrow she is carrying.
It's not a very good photograph of the art, I did my best to restore it but the sky and castle have mostly faded away.
"Vinca the Violet Archer" is acrylic on illustration board, 9" x 11", April 1989.