Commission - "Istas," 8x10 ink and colored pencil

“The line between my nature and the life I have chosen is thin, and bordered in lace. Very few of the people I have known have truly been able to understand that.”

– Seanan McGuire, “Black as Blood”
Istas. Waheela. Daughter of the North Wind and waitress at The Freakshow, in Manhattan. (From Seanan McGuire’s “InCryptid” series.)
Commission for Holland Dougherty,  for her partner’s birthday recently. 8×10 inches, ink and colored pencil on paper. And on a personal note, this was a fantastic challenge and I’m so very happy to have been introduced to this character!
Pose reference from SenshiStock.
Pinterest research board here.
Read more about Istas here.