Concept art from game project with work title "The Usurper".
All from scratch and my imagination. This is partially Asian-inspired but some ideas were also taken from European royal gowns - and the world concept is really a mixture of all sorts of cultures. I didn't want the Empress to have a crown; the form of the "halo"-thingie also has some significance, as does (of course) the scar across her face.
Done in MyPaint + GIMP, over a bunch of hours. Comments and feedback welcome as usual!