So a short while back, I read a story on SoFurry by manik ("Properly Packaged" for the curious, NSFW), and when checking out his profile I noticed his journal about his significant other in which a moving sale was being offered.
For a flat rate, MissDollyD was offering one (or all) of three characters in artwork of the commissioner's choice. I like helping people out, so I engaged them in talks of getting some lovely imagery of my fursona in action, and things progressed.
I said I wanted Thalia as a defending archangel, protecting poor Gwen from a hideous monster, and provided an image of Avacyn, Angel of Hope from the Innistrad block of Magic: The Gathering (probably my absolute favorite block of all time). I made a special request for the wings, as blue jays are my favorite birds.
This was the sketch, and the next one will be the finished image.