Aaand the pic I worked on at the watercolor workshop whenever "Baby Steps" had to dry or when I needed to take a break from all the reds.
A kinda sorta portrait of my latest LARP character, a Númenorean botanist. Because not all mariners' wives stayed at home and pined and griped, I'm sure; some might as well have come along and done their own Venturing. Khibil does, anyway.
(The "of" doesn't denote nobility in this case; I'm just assuming that Khibil (which is Adûnaic for "spring" the season) is a pretty common name, so in order to be non-confusable with (say) Khibil the taylor and Khibil of Armenelos/Arminalêth, this is Khibil of Rómenna. Savvy?
Strictly speaking, it's not actually "my" LARP character but rather some random woman wearing my LARP character's clothing, because I still can't do likenesses. Oh well!
Absurdly, I'm particularly proud of the hat. In the olden days (TM), I would've expended insane amounts of time on trying to copy the texture of the hat (which is woven from straw -- actually, it used to be a lampshade from the Asia store, but I saw it and immediately knew I had to turn that into a hat! Actually, I'm absurdly proud of that hat, anyway), and it still wouldn't have looked convincing. Instead, I just applied a few dabs of colour here and a few dabs there and... it actually works, if you look from a bit of a distance (as you normally do). MAGIC.