This is a portrait of Selden, a character in Robin Hobb’s wonderful “Liveship Traders” series. Selden has been touched by Tintaglia the silver-blue dragon. He is a youth on the cusp of manhood, and now he is on the cusp of becoming an Elderling. The first signs of this change are a wash of blue scales on his high cheekbones and round his eyes – eyes that are developing that lambent, purple glow so common in the Rain Wild Kin. Thanks to Dan14Stock at Deviant for the wonderfully moody stock portrait @ http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/5368106/ Thanks also to the folk at the Renderosity 2D forum for their help and encouragement.