I used to do commissions for gamers, illustrating their gaming characters. This gal is a Goddess, or more likely a demi-goddess, from someone's role playing game. My client gave me elaborate instructions for both the character and her background, and I remember working hard to stuff all the details into a rather small picture. She's holding some type of Sphere of Power, and is standing in front of a glowing yellow altar, on a mystic screen disc. A dragon made of smoke curls around her above the altar, and an emerald dart or arrow rests in a holder placed on the altar. A ruby-encrusted crown is at her left, also on the altar, resting on a black velvet cushion.
Her name was "Ivutar Blackheart," and I don't remember whether she was evil or good, or even whether she had an action role. Anyone else would have made her with a low-cut dress and a lot of buxom cleavage, as well as a slit skirt revealing lots of leg. But I didn't, I made a modest Goddess which I vaguely remember was what my client wanted. I was never satisfied with the way this picture came out, and it's not well documented in my files nor was it well photographed. I still love doing character portraits. I wonder what ever happened to my gaming client, or Ivutar. Probably she is long forgotten, except for her unexpected revival here in this By-Product...but no! I found her on the home page of my old client, and here she is - (click on the little image of the painting under the word "Warp")...with my mundane name totally misspelled.
"Ivutar Blackheart" is acrylic on illustration board, about 8 1/2" x 11", 1985.