Is it just me, or is Phalin a popular name in the world of fantasy? I could swear there was one in Dragonlance...or something close to it..any road. Phalin is my slighly eccentric mage from the worlds best Middle Earth/DnD crossover game. I rather like him, yes yes I do. BUT--this picture took bloody forever to color. (using a scanned pencil, colored in with Corel Photo/Paint8) I will soon upload the pencil version as well. On that note, despite how frustrating the pic is, I like the fire birdie. Yes. His last name means 'bird-friend'. BIRDIE!