This is my representation of Haplo, the hero of the 'Death Gate Cycle' by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman I recommend you to read.
I made this pic for a friend :) Being a Patryn, his skin is tatooed by magic runes. And the dog is here cuz... well, he has a dog ;)
This picture was made with Alcohol Felt Pens - or markers (well, I translate it this way from french ;) and a little use of pastels for light effects. year 2002.