I just want to say, that Daisy has remained to me since I was a kid among my favorite Mario characters. I love her tomboy personality and her appearance such as her short hair that contrasts Peach. I wish she would appear in another Super Mario game though as well as a fighter for Smash Bros. :( She has a lot of potential to shine even more in those games.
I call her a queen rather than a princess in this drawing, because I, along with the Nostalgia Critic have a dislike for female, KIND rulers of fictional kingdoms often being princesses instead of queens, which is a real bother to me. Yes, I believe she did talk about her dad once in Mario Party 3 I think, but I believe if she DOES appear in another Super Mario game and is focused in Sarasaland again, she should definitely be promoted to queen, allowing princes and princesses to rule the four kingdoms. It does sound contrasting to my princess issue at first, but that's not true at all! :D I could imagine the government being somewhat like America's state and federal. The princes and princesses are the equivalent of governors, while Daisy as queen is the equivilant of president, except one that's lifelong.
While I do love her current dress, I wanted to give her a more distinct outfit consisting of flowers from the different four kingdoms from Sarasaland. Personally, the coloring could have been MUCH better. I did outline her outfit before coloring, and the gradient ended up looking ugly. :( Aside from that, I am pleased with the rest of the shading though.
As for the background, I wanted to display the four kingdoms of Sarasaland to show that there's more to the land than just deserts. :) Speaking of them, I absolutely love how unique Sarasaland's physical geography is compared to the Mushroom Kingdom. :D It's not just four kingdoms under one ruling, but kingdoms with uniquely different environments heavily inspired by real ones.