This was a painting for the livejournal group gryphon_xchange, and my first digital painting, so I thought it fitting that it be my first upload for this gallery. The character belongs to Ashley Gaia, who also has an Elfwood gallery ( http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/g/a/gaia/ ) -- this is Orca, more commonly known as The Bloo. ;) Somewhere between eleven and twelve hours went into this, all done in Painter 7 and carefully figuring out one tool at a time, which is a record for me -- my style tends to be sketchy and fast, as you'll probably see in another gallery entry; I don't think I've ever spent more than two hours' total on a piece before (unless you count 3D). I had loads of fun and am looking forward to future gryphon-xchanges. Painter and I have bonded, may the world recoil in fear!