I've had this image in my head for over 10 years. I drew it once before and it came out fairly well. But it was time to try again. It's been a while since I've sat down and really set out to draw something (... two years? I think Mahrentt in my Hands was the last one) I surrounded myself with calander photos of horses and internet photos of clematis flowers and used them all for general reference. It took a few hours in pencil and then colored in Prismacolors. I only cleaned up the background paper a little in Paint. Other than that you're seeing exactly what is on the original.
Chapter One is completely re-written. Same basic thing happens. Froykell takes over. It's just better now. Ignore the strange indentation (or lack thereof). I blame Word. And I refuse to fight with it any longer.