Darius Karien (The Mage) is the prophecised Dark Savior, a warrior who's life and bloodline has been influenced by the magic of the Demon-Lord Baavlir. Baavlir has spent three-thousand years trying to kill off the Karien family, for fear that the Mage of the Prophecy would finally be born to overthrow him. Both are characters from my ongoing novel project. Sketched in pencil on posterboard originally (almost 2 years ago), where it has quite a bit more of both of them. I cut it down, and spent a week or so on it in GIMP. Would have taken less time, however I was working it in while bored at work, and I had a hard time getting the skin tones just how I wanted.