Since it's about time for Epiphany, the holiday of the Baby Jesus visited by Magi bringing gifts, I'll post this tribute to motherhood, set in the magical medieval world of Katherine Kurtz' "Deryni." This is Evaine, one of the noble ladies of that kingdom, holding her newborn son, Tieg. The text for this illustration is a short vignette called "Healer's Song" which Katherine wrote for a fan magazine, the long-gone "Fantasy Book." A friend of mine posed for the drawing, and later had children of her own.
"Deryni Motherhood" is black ink on illustration board, 5 1/4" x 8", Spring 1982.