Because I don't know the meaning of leaving adequate time before a deadline, I've been working on this picture for four hours straight today and probably three hours straight yesterday. Oops?
This is my entry for Christopher-Hart
's fantasy creature competition! She's based roughly on a carpet python (her markings were crazy hard and baffling to draw, I don't have much practice with asymmetrical random patterns) and she's like...a huntress-mage. The staff is good for magic and for stabbing, because she is nothing if not practical and figures why have two weapons for magic and physical battle when you can have one?
Do you know what's fun to shade? Weird chitinous bug material is fun to shade. It's great.
All comments and critiques welcome, as usual!