This was a project I did for one of my fourth year classes where we had to illustrate a hero and a villain.
The concept was loosely based on the story of Aladdin and involved a princess (seen in both images) who possessed great magical power. The villain sought to steal the power for himself by murdering the princess. The hero, on other hand, had no interest in her power and wanted to show her what life was like outside of the palace walls.
I've also included some quick shots from the process.