My friend created this character, 'Alabaster'. As far as anyone can tell, she's a living 'statue' from another dimension, where she's a 'pawn' (as in the chess piece).
I drew it in my sketch book in pencil, went over it with PITT pens, then scanned it. Fixed the proportions, colored it, then used layers of transparent gradients. Then added blending options to get the nice glowies and added a nice spotlight background I found online.