Well Begun is Half Done. I suppose...

It's a relief to know that I am still somewhat capable of keeping promises. I realise that it isn't exactly something to be proud of, but I'll take it. Though, just as a test, I'm going to say right now that I will have the second of these illustrations (there are four of them that I plan to do) inked and uploaded by the following week. Note that I say nothing about having this first illustration finished at any point - I will finish it, just not anytime soon. The current plan is to slowly ink all four images and then paint them all at the same time. 'Cos I'm efficient like that...

Anyway...

The forest arose from its slumber, slowly and carefully, with only a soft rustling of its leaves. The trees parted gently, shivering as, one by one, the creatures of the forest marched for their queen.

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