This utterly vivid and breathtaking image is from Daeberethwen Arbenlow, partly inspired, she tells me, "[B]y my time in China and Japan and the wealth of historical documentaries and shows I have watched... Three Kingdoms the television show in China, and King of Zipangu in Japan, which chronicles the life of Oda Nobunaga." Read about the location and avatar enhancements she's using on her blog. What I love most about it is the subtlety of the concubine's expression -- sadness? Envy? To achieve that effect, Ms. Arbenlow literally created a new brow line for the avatar:
"I made it very flat with the sliders, it give a sad sort of brow," she explains. "I use that kind of brow in most of my Bento [avatar] photos. Also straight brows are common and actually a popular look in many Asian countries."
Compare and contrast with Gong Li: