Okay, this picture has a long and complicated story. I'll try and sum it up for ya. ^^' Sometime ago, I had the thought that vampires are actually a more developped species than humans: they have better senses, better sight, and they live longer. Then it occured to me that vampires might have some sort of demi-god status. Assistants, quasi. *g* So I went and tried to draw this: A vampire as a god's aide. And somehow, I was fixated on the Mayan and Aztecan culture, partly because the 'real' vampire lives in the same region. So, this picture shows Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent of the Aztecan mythology, with a vampiress. They depend on each other. For instance, the Serpent God might send his vampires to inflict his vengeance upon mankind, while the sacrifices made to appease the God could be nutrition for his aides. Now all the blood makes sense, eh? *g* Yes, I realise her head is too big for the rest of her, a problem I can never really get rid of. Still, I like her overall anatomy, though her waist is set slightly too low, and I adore the way her hair shines. I believe this is the first time I've managed to hightlight hair correctly. *g* Also, I like the serpent, not bad for a first try. And I just want to state that yes, I know that this doesn't look much like Quetzalcoatl the way old drawings depict him, but you have to admit there aren't much serpentine elements to him in those pictures, either. This is what one calls artistic license. I -really- tried with the background, but everything I tried just subtracted from the actual pic, so I simply colored it a fitting beige so the contrast wasn't as harsh.