"Harrier, Rough-legged Hawk, and the Sun Spirit" - As the spirit of the sun burst into one thousand golden birds, Northern Harrier and Rough-legged Hawk carried them across the new sky--lighting up the entire world. (Ring-necked pheasant feathers on the left, by the way.) My scanner mauled this poor piece.
Originally, this piece was a colored-pencil rendering that eventually had some acrylic added for effect, but after it was "complete," I found that it was missing something, andso I gave him a precious ring to tenderly cherish. After a few moments of thought, I let my mind wander and wonder if the dragon Smaug from JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit" (and of course, The Lord of the Rings) had ever gotten ahold of the One Ring, what would happen? This, however, is just a regular dragon, and isn't intended to be Smaug at all.