Even though this has nothing to do with my characters or my story, I like it too much to NOT upload it here. I may relax my whole "only characters and story-related stuff" rule on here soon, since I'm actually quite enjoying being on Weasyl. Thankfully my gallery is now up-to-date, so no more mass uploads!
An experiment in ballpoint pens; its a medium I've always liked working with, but I've never actually created a full-scale piece with it. My beleaguered sketch paper didn't take kindly to all of that ink, so it buckled and curled horribly. I'm a little disappointed in the scan as a result; perhaps I'll get some weight on it and rescan it later and update this.
Let it be known that 98% of the creation of this piece was done listening to Dead Can Dance. This is actually significant. Listening to them is like a spiritual experience, and by extension this picture became one as well.
Done with blue and black ballpoints (some generic brand) on Strathmore sketch paper (never doing that again). A reference was used for the Rook, but there were no underlying pencil sketches with this piece and there was nothing premeditated; entirely freehand and free-form.