This story revolves around a young woman named Maggie, a college student who works as a part-time security guard at an archeological dig site. While taking shelter in a temple ruin during a lightning storm she gets accidentally transported to another dimension peopled with a wide assortment of fantasy type characters and beasties. This picture captures a scene in which Maggie comes across her first “ambassador” from this strange land. She has been wandering aimlessly through the wilderness looking for someone to help her figure out how to get back home. Thirsty and tired she finally comes across some fresh water and is in the process of satisfying her thirst when she glances up into the big, brown eyes of a magnificent warhorse in full regalia. The horse has obviously seen some serious action and is in need of some minor first-aid. After accomplishing this Maggie then tries to backtrack the horse’s trail to find out where he came from. However, she does not have to try too hard as the horse seems to lead her right where he wants her to go… *I did this story at the request of a child that wanted me to draw him a story. He “supervised” the character descriptions, names and the basic plot and I filled in the details. This creative little boy still has the story done with very simple illustrations. Recently I was inspired to go back and re-do some key scenes in more detail for my own enjoyment. I kinda started in the middle of the beginning of the storyline with this pic and hope to go back and do some of when everything starts. These pictures definitely lack action but I was just trying to illustrate moments from the story. Maybe some of the future pictures will be more dynamic. Note the “star” on her shoulder patch. It plays a key role in some future events. Apparently, symbols are very powerful in this enchanted world. See “Maggie: Lost and Found”, for a continuation of the story line from this scene.
Update: I did an art trade with the wonderful and talented Gloria Bowden and for her half of the trade she did an awesome pic of Maggie. Please have a look!