Updated dragon-morph. Derecho [de-RAY-sho] is a meteorologist's term for a severe thunderstorm with exceptionally strong straight-line winds, but no tornadoes. The word "derecho" means "straight ahead" in Spanish. Derecho is copyright (C)1998 by Peter Ruesch. 11x14 graphite.
Here's a quick sketch of my new 3rd Edition D&D character, Felysial. You won't find furry write-ups in the new system yet, so I made up my own. Racial Traits: Dex +2, Wis -1, Listen +2, Spot +2, bite 1d3, claw 1d4, Feline Independence: +2 vs control spells. (Just try and get a cat to do what you want! : ) Yes, I am a great screaming nerd. Now you know my dirty little secret.
Here is Felysial with a background (finally). Some interesting factoids: The stones are supposed to be very ancient ruins that are mostly buried and have been softened by several millennia of windswept fields. To the viewer' right, left of Felysial, a stone is inscribed with the ancient runes of Nug-Soth, a language associated with H.P. Lovecraft's Mythos. It spells out the name of yours truly. Finally, the magic runes on her bow say 'Felysial'. The little guy on her shoulder is her familiar, Ici. : )
Legendary Animals form a link with one another symbolizing the ancient animal styles in karate. This piece was created for my cousin and Sensei who now owns his own karate studio. The original now hangs in his Dojo. However, prints are available.