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Commission - Istas

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"The line between my nature and the life I have chosen is thin, and bordered in lace. Very few of the people I have known have truly been able to understand that."

- Seanan McGuire, "Black as Blood"

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Istas. Waheela. Daughter of the North Wind and waitress at The Freakshow, in Manhattan. (From Seanan McGuire's "InCryptid" series.)

Commission for :icongeekhyena:, for her partner's birthday next week. 8x10 inches, ink and colored pencil on paper. And on a personal note, this was a fantastic challenge and I'm so very happy to have been introduced to this character :love:

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MichaelPatrick42's avatar
Super cute! Dark and adorable, love it! Nice detail on the parasol and ruffles.
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stuffedbellylover's avatar
Awesome drawing, Rei!

Is she a cannibal by the way and is responisble for all the skeletons herself? ;-)

All the best and hugs,

Chris
rachelillustrates's avatar
Thanks Chris!

And sort of - she's like a werewolf, basically, so she is responsible for that carnage, and she did probably eat some people.
stuffedbellylover's avatar
I understand now! Thanks for your explanation, Rei!

All the best and hugs,

Chris
Geekhyena's avatar
SHE LOVED IT. MUCH SQUEEING WAS HAD. IT WAS EPIC. :3 
rachelillustrates's avatar
Oh my goodness yay! I'm so glad! :D
BlueNephelim's avatar
Excellent work - what a beautiful outfit!
rachelillustrates's avatar
Good job on the bones and guts. You usually don't delve in that direction, but your style suits it well. :)
rachelillustrates's avatar
Thanks Fuzzy :aww: Glad you think I draw those well, they're always a challenge for me!
rodentfanatic's avatar
I love her outfit so much, especially the boots, but what I really love is how well you did the carnage around her, I didn't know you could draw bones and guts so well!
rachelillustrates's avatar
Thanks very much! Honestly, I didn't know either. Its been a long time since I drew gore, and the first time that I've drawn this much of it. I did a LOT of research, and just kept pushing even when I was squicked out, and it came together somehow.
Geekhyena's avatar
Thank you, and sorry to squick.  :c
rachelillustrates's avatar
Hehe, don't worry about it :) It got me to do something I don't usually do, which was a valuable challenge. And you're welcome!
Geekhyena's avatar
FWIW, you captured her perfectly ^_^ I'm rereading the series in prep for book 3 coming out next weekend. 
rachelillustrates's avatar
*beams* That's worth a LOT, thank you! Can't wait to read them and see that for myself!
Geekhyena's avatar
^_^ I don't know what neck of the woods you live in, but Borderlands Books in San Francisco does mail-order and you could probably get signed copies that way (I've done that in the past as gifts - got my brother hooked on the series).  
rachelillustrates's avatar
Ooh interesting! I live in the opposite neck of the woods, but I will keep that in mind.
Rassilon001's avatar
Ruffles!  Again!  Now in pretty pink!
LovgrenO's avatar
Awesome outfit.
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