Originally posted to my blog
I’ve been having a bit of an art block recently, with life intruding, the death of one of my storage drives and trying to recover that for a project, and the weather.
So, for rest and relaxation, I fall back to my second favourite pastime (after doing renders of Giger-esque aliens) – Doing renders of the characters in books I love.
I’d done one of Menolly, one of the Sisters of The Moon from Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld novels a little while ago, and figured since I’m on a roll, stick with ones I have a visual of firmly in my head.
The other one I wanted to do this time around was Menolly’s sister, Delilah.
Delilah’s kind of complicated. Like her sisters, she’s half-fae/half-human – but she’s also a were-cat.
Now most people hear “were-cat” and they immediately think “Oh, were-lion” or similar, but no – Delilah’s shape-shifted form is … a tabby cat.
*Waits for the snickers to die down*
That all changed in the past though, when Delilah was volunteered to be one of the Autumn Lord’s Death Maidens (and, the only living one at that!). Delilah acquired a second form in the process – A were-puma.
All those who snickered, please wait, I’m sure you’ll get harvested soon enough
However to add a new twist, Delilah’s discovered that she’s not exactly alone – she had a twin sister, Ariel, who died at birth, but has been watching over her “all her life” and now appears to her in the form of a leopard.
Yeesh, just when you thought your life was getting complicated, you get snagged by an Elemental Lord and discover you have a twin you never knew!
So, it only stood to reason that they should have a picture together.
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