The River Maiden

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Robyn Hines

The performance moniker of the Night Caste Solar known as Taimyo Ledaal Taroketu Johanna, 'Wintersbane' to the denizens of the Underworld, and the Battle-Maiden of Lookshy among the inhabitants of the New Confederacy of Rivers. She is one of four Solar Anathema who defeated the Mask of Winters at the siege of Thorns in Realm Year 769, spearheading a force composed of the Seventh Legion, the Realm's Vermillion Legion under General Tepet Ejava and several contingents of the heroic dead from Stygia. ...or at least, that's the story from her campaign. :) Jo is a really fun character, very atypical for a Night Caste, and I'm in the process of writing her story into comic format elsewhere. We'll see how that goes. Johanna was a soldier of her native city and an officer in one of their special forces divisions, and one of her cover identities is that of a traveling musician who performs in high-dollar venues. This is all flat color, because I'm kind of fail at Photoshop (or at least I was). Completed in September 2006 using .3mm graphite pencil, .1mm micron and my boyfriend actually did the color job on this in Photoshop CS2 back when I didn't have a coloring program that worked - I've since upgraded to CS2 myself and I have a better tablet (hooray for Christmas presents of awesome!), so hopefully my coloring skills will see improvement in the future. It's supposed to look a bit like a woodcut, hence the lack of highlighting/shading.

Published More than a year ago

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