Wonderful! :D Really, I love it!
You make me curious about the text ,though, hehe.
I honestly think it looks great!
Do you really think you missed what makes her look like herself? I'll give you my opinion...
Maybe it's her cheekbones, on the left face? To be honest, when Selan first joined WoLaD, she was more like "a part of myself" than her own character, as I was a very inexperienced roleplayer by that time, and these cheekbones look similar enough to mine, so yeah :D
She's lucky to have changed over time. Fortunately, her backstory allowed for a pretty basic character at the beginning, and this allowed me to develop her slowly and in a patient manner. I think it went well in the end, and she is now her own character!
So, back to the drawing, try to imagine the drawing with a bit less pronounced cheekbones and think if that's what makes you think she doesn't have what makes her look like herself. However, if you ask me, I do think she looks just as I had and have imagined her countless times.
And suddenly now I had an idea, just before clicking on "submit". You know, I think the reason why you think she doesn't have this "air" is because of the color. Don't get me wrong, though, it's not a hidden petition of a coloring, but I think that, the odd hair color along with the very blue eyes, pale skin and especially very white clothing give this "air" you talk about. That's because Selan's a pretty odd character herself. (I was going to say complicated, but that would make it sound as if I had done a great job in creating her, and I don't think as highly of myself!!)
And you know, seeing this picture and thinking of the color made me think how strange she'd look with that hair color. So much that it scares me to death, because in my head it looks good, but I don't know what would happen if I were to see a picture of a color Selan; would it look right? I don't know... I mean, really, she'd stand out like a sore thumb (See what I did there?)
Anyway, after all this long text, the conclusion is, if you ask me, I don't think there's nothing wrong per se, and I do think it captures her persona perfectly. You just have to try imagining the coloring and then I think you will already have this air she has.
Last thing... would you let me try coloring the picture myself, Alacer? I have never tried it before, and my own imagination made me curious, so I might try. The result won't be good, and until I'm satisfied I won't show it to the public, so I might or might not finish it up, but I'd love to give it a try.
By the way, I have a new wallpaper :D
Strength is not the answer, I can tell you that.