Poser 4, Photoshop 5.5 A heavily morphed model, with custom textures (the robe alone took about a day to paint, let alone the face and clothing), and then a _lot_ more post-production in Photoshop. I actually had not much consciously in mind when I made it, but then, after rereading Steven Brust's Dragaera novels, realised where my inspiration came from. I later sent it to the author, who's told me it fits really well. The ears are hidden by the hair; Dragaerans are elves, really. There's actually more sky in the original, but I cropped it some to fit the size requirements here.