The Elunadir guard keeps her silent vigil over her forest homeland. This piece is a first for me in many respects: First off, it's my first work complete with a background, secondly, it's my first work done entirely on computer (using Photoshop), and thirdly, it's my first piece in which I tried to make realistic looking metal. I tried to get a mix of cartoon-style (the black 'ink' lines, the white eyes) and a more realistic look (the almost 3d effect that texturing adds). The background was darker on the photoshop file, I'm not sure why it become lighter when converted to jpeg. Anyway, I wanted the background to be simple, with little detail, almost as if to cause an effect seen when a camera is focusing on the closer image (the elven woman), leaving what's further behind somewhat blurry.