I've been wanting to draw something from Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind books for a while now. Here's the protagonist, Kvothe in the city of Tarbean.
Process wise, this was a self-inflicted exercise in patience. This image has been sitting in my head for months, but I've avoided it, knowing how much work would be required to do the city justice. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not this level of complexity helped or hindered. Something more abstracted/vague may have given me a better result, sooner.