This is another 'traditionnal costume' from one of the tribes in my novel (see also the Voyageur picture). This tribe is composed of descendants of aquatic elves. In case you're wondering, the thing he's holding is some fancy kayak paddle. I like how his eyes ended up, but I should have worked a little more on the stomach... The tatoos on his back and shoulders are inspired by some traditionnal polynesian/maori tatoos. The concept is that every member of the tribe gets a small spiral-shaped tatoo between his or her shoulderbones when he's (or she's) initiated, and depending on the magical potential of each individual, this tatoo spreads around... which means this specific guy has a whole bloody lot of magic held inside!