Thursday, June 2, 2011

Nycteris character miniature

Some people who commissioned nametag miniatures asked for a portrait of their favorite fantasy character. This was one of those. The figure here is "Nycteris, Isis of the Snows," an original character made up by the client. "Ted" was the male partner of a fan couple who I spent a lot of time with in Cambridge in the '80s. He cultivated imaginary worlds, some of them related to role-playing games. He's still in Boston somewhere, and I met him again at the Boston Worldcon in 2004. I don't know what happened to his imaginary worlds and characters.

"Nycteris" miniature is watercolor on Fabriano paper, 2 1/4" x 3 1/2", February 1978.

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