I've been working on this idea for years in my sketchbook. It started out with the idea of the "Queen of Unrequited Love" floating in a gritty glass cage sitting on a throne that had grown around her.
I had plans to make her into a big oil painting, but never did, 'cause sometimes painting is intimidating. I decided to draw her with some other figures floating around. I overdid it on the first drawing but got a lot of graphite practice in - nothing is ever a waste - the drawing didn't turn out the way I hoped, but I learned stuff and the second drawing went a lot faster but still did not look right.
So, here's the third and final version. I'm never completely satisfied but I will be done with this composition and move on to other things.