I'm not quite sure what a sphinx is, but I've seen a few different types around and they're all various combinations of human/cat/wings, so I don't see why the term shouldn't apply to this little fellow. It's supposed to have a kind of egyptian/persian-y feel to it too, so I think it fits. I was told I should try different poses, so I did, and I'm very happy with ths one other than the right shoulder, which looks dislocated. I'm sure there's a story behind this, but I can't decide what it is (suggestions welcome!). Watercolours (and pen), and the first piece in this medium that I'm actually satisfied with.