the base for this illustration was started LAST CHRISTMAS if you can believe it, and i've let it sit for forever until now. this was a actually a christmas gift for a buddy, and finally after a little prodding from them this week, i finished it. it seemed strange to do such a cold, snowy drawing in the summer! this was another nudge in the right direction for the work i've been doing with digital painting, and it definitely has led me somewhere great-- but i'll save that again, for later! merry christmas, evan... 8 months later!