So, I meant to submit this right when I got it, but I got so very busy with a bunch of other things, so...here we go!
This is a ref I've waited a long time to obtain, but was well-worth the wait. Originally I had commissioned vulpes for this, but life got in the way, and he had to take much longer than he'd intended. He hadn't ever tried a ref sheet before either, so it just became one of those things where he wanted to make it look perfect, but had a lot on his plate.
Of course, I was patient with everything, and I knew how difficult things can be with life, so I waited for this...and this is something I'm glad I waited for. I'm truly pleased with this, and I told him how impressed I was. Of course, when I had commissioned him originally, I had the money setting aside, but then I ended up having to use it as my own situation had changed (and still has changed to this day). But he worked with me, and decided that due to my circumstances, and due to the amount of time the commission took, he decided to not charge me.
I am extremely pleased with this work, and this artist! Ever since I saw his style, I always wanted to be depicted like this, so I asked...and I couldn't be more pleased! I'm extremely happy with this, and I hope you all are as well! Thank you vulpes <3 ^.=.^
Artwork created by vulpes
Raiok is mine
Also, I can't change character reference images on the Character page, so this is why it appears here instead. I'll see if there's a reason why for this eventually X3