I am really really late for this competition, but I guess I will just enter it for giving myself a chance to improve :)
I think thoughts are the most powerful things. So I'm painting the goddess of thoughts, who can control other people's thoughts. The idea is that she has a huge brain that has all the information in the world, and she spreads her thoughts all the time by many her nerves, which are also a bit like her antenna...
I found some inspiration from jellyfish, as I think they are extremely elegant and fits the elements I'm using.
reference images...I wanted to create a smart and manipulative looking character.
some earlier sketches...