Something I did yesterday.. trying out my new brushes in MS5. Thank you, Furin!
Beautiful work Katja. The details are great and you really nailed the expression.
I would make the grip bigger to fit her hand better and also absorb shock better. Also, I would add a pommel, as that is kind of required for the sword to be functional.
Thanks for the suggestions.. there are different kind of pommels and although it's very hard to see in this sketch.. I've drawn one there.. I just didn't define it that well. The sword is admittedly very thin. But not every sword is wide; there are thin swords, that are not designed to take in shock but instead divert the blow and thrust rather than slash. But you're right the handle should be bigger. But it was only a sketch, so your advice will have effect in drawings that follow.