Oh man, you finished her after all. How much it took overall? Lesse... hell, I remember seeing draft sketch and lineart back then, in /art/... 7-8 month ago? Yeah, something like that. I remember you struggling with the shading, especially on her wings, and with her eye.
It's been hell of a long road but you decided to finish this project (dunno, where did you find so much motivation for that) and I say right here and right now: I'm happy you didn't abandon it. Because she turned out awesome in the end :3
Just checked, the oldest sketch thats still on my hard drive is about 4 month old so I guess it's about ~5 month. And yeah, that eye gave me nightmares. Still not really happy with it but its the best I could come up with.
And it mainly took so long because I'm a lazy bum :I Next one will be Celestia, I already have a rough idea for the pose