My MGC entry for the month of May. Fantasy gargoyles. I was inspired to do a picture of a gargoyle Herald Vanyel Ashkevron from The Last Herald Mage series by Mercedes Lackey. Excerpts from Demonsbane, by Mercedes Lackey and Firebird Arts follow.
The clouds of black have lifted; upon the barren ground Stands Vanyel hurt, but victor, the demons tied and bound. He looks down on Lord Nedran; his eyes grow cold and bleak-- 'Now shall I give you, Nedran, the power that you seek--'
Now Vanyel frees the demons, and Nedran screams with fear, He sets them on the Karsites, who had first brought them here. He sets them on the Karsites, and on the Karsite land. They look down on Lord Nedran. They do not stair their hand.
'I am the bane of demons, who flees them I defend. Thus Heralds serve a foeman--thus Heralds save a friend!'
Watercolors, Super Black India and silver ink and pen, 2004