'Manticora freezes for a moment, then slowly stretches her mouth in the ageless cat's Flehmen grin, as she catches a scent of her next victim.'
I tried to perfect the mix of human and animal features of this mythical creature. Even though only male lions have manes, I like to think of this one as female. She is almost a self-portrait - I spent a lot of time grinning at a mirror, to learn the proper positioning of all the wrinkles in her face. I love her eyes... (Painter 7, Wacom tablet)