If you have been in my gallery before, you will see there were a lot of pictures removed. Why? A lot of them were old and some of them held bad feelings, so I removed them. Also, I wanted to add some new ones since Ive gotten better as some features. Anyway.. This one is my first finished layered artwork using Photoshop. Looking at it now I see lots of errors and things I could fix but why? It was a learning experience, and it doesnt take away from the story behind it. Its something for my character Shyl's long past. he finally found himself in an outpost populated by dark elves and dwarves, and to his irritation they didnt defend themselves when raiders came and ransacked them, again and again, leaving them all to live in fear. Shyl had watched as his entire race was destroyed, and he would be damned if he would stand by and watch it happen to them. So he got them up on their feet, taught them how to fight and defend, and helped to organize them. he was the one to name their little outpost Jyrynna, after some ruins in the area. It was thanks to Shyl that Jyrynna became what it is in the present, strong, independant, and fortified. Of the elves in the front, the one on the far right is Mathias. Mathias was there when Shyl was a terrified young man, just freed from his imprisonment during the war of the Anchients. He was also one who watched the then young scared Prince mature before his eyes. He had never known what happened to Shyl but now, he saw him and how he had become. As Shyl molded the people into defendors, Mathias helped Shyl to see that he didnt need to hate. Long story lol.. The younger elf on the far left is Mathias' son Baeddan. It would be one of Mathias' descendants who would once more come to his aid.. But thats another story. This ended up as fifteen layers actually. Two photos of mine were used and maniped for the background and I combined four drawings in photoshop.