My characters, Syllor and Melete Dolan! Their relationship takes place a long long time before the story in The Silver Eye begins, and if you're a reader of The Silver Eye [link]
, then you'll eventually find out that these two are Apen's ancestors. I wanted to make an image of them back when they were sweet. It's a shame it didn't last. That's why they're at peace and in love, yet their surroundings are utterly cold and bleak.
The background is really what makes the image. I used a reference photo for those rock formations, which is something I think I should do more often. I've been skimping out on my backgrounds recently, and it just takes a little bit more work to make them really worthwhile. This picture is quite lovely and personal to me. While I know the story of The Silver Eye is better crafted, the ancient back stories in that world are still closer to my heart.
This is their song, even though it doesn't totally go with this drawing: [link]