For those of you that have read Mercedes Lackey's books, you will already know exactly what this is. For those of you that have not, she is a Herald her 'horse' is called a Companion. There is a forest in the story line called the Pelagirs that is replete with nasty magically created or magically warped creatures that are usually pretty dangerous. This isn't really any particular Herald, though I kind of had Elspeth in mind, while she was on her journey to the Talydras. But it really isn't the way I see Elspeth and I dont think she crossed through the Pelagirs in that story. Anyway the herald was created in Poser, her clothing, horse, the barding on the horse were all drawn then colored in Photoshop. The Herald's hair, the horse's mane were done in Photoshop. The background was made using Bryce 5. Of course I did a lot of post work in Photoshop and Painter on the background. Oh yeah and the monsters were created in Poser.