There was this kind of a demon in Slavic mythology called 'poludnica' in Polish. It can be translated as lady midday but I prefer original name. Poludnica was the soul of a woman who died before, during or just after her wedding. She could have been spotted in the noon of hot summer days. Depending on local believes she was telling riddles, killing or maiming her victims, strangling sleeping peasants or kidnapping children playing near the field border.
So, a short description of what i did there. In many cultures butterflies were consider to be human souls. This woman on the picture is a powerfull sorceress. Some years ago malicious demon killed her beloved one and trapped his soul in one of his magic chests. The sorceress managed to kill the demon but there was still hundreds of souls he has imprisoned. And for the sake of one, the sorceress swore she will find and free them all.
Riedel was a leader of blues-rock band 'Dżem'. I rarely listen to their music. My dad asked me to draw this. It's a gift for one of dad's friend who is getting married this saturday. Hope they like it.