I had a period at school where I painted what I call ‘manekengs’ on every desk I sat by. It was much fun. I didn’t paint so many at paper, and the only other painting I got has mysteriously disappeared and I haven’t scanned it, so this will probably be all that’ll ever be published of the manekengs. It was made for a friend of me who requested lions, something I found quite challenging as I hadn’t done any animal manekeng before. That’s probably why I started with Rakashas, which are, as far as I’m concerned, humanoid lion spirits from Arabic mythology. I only know them from Heroes of Might and Magic V, and I’m not at all sure if I’ve spelled their names right. Luckily for my friend, I managed a lion too, after a bit of trying and failing.