Ruth is another RPG character of mine, from a campaign now defunct. Honest to goodness, she started life off as a normal Jewish woman in the middle ages. Then she got pulled into the depraved machinations of our Storyteller (that gives it away as a White Wolf game, doesn't it? I am such a geek). She needs shadows, and she needs a background. I really am pleased with her hands and claws. I could have done her hips much better, but hey, proportion is overrated! (This after erasing and redrawing, erasing and redrawing, again and again and again... will it never end? I must fix those hips!) This was the very first piece I did after rejoining the world of art. And boy, does it show.