I log on to DA as I always do during the day, and find my mailbox filled with various fantasy deviations as per usual. I notice that I have a note but figure it's a reminder about some contest or other that I never enter because I'm a scardycat. I look at the various pictures and once it's all deleted I look at the note from . It says: "I drew you a picture of the last paragraph of the Druid story."
Easy to say I was shocked! No-one's ever drawn me a gift like this before. I nearly teared up and everything! Madda01 has captured the expression I always thought Varia's grandmother to have as she had to part with her ward, and Varia always looked up to this priestess with admiration of her abilities and compassion, so her position as the loving child unwilling to leave fits really well.
has drawn Varia a few times with great success, like here:
Then there's who is an awesome person IRL too who gave me
fav.me/d31lnbu . A beautiful render of my old WoW main Beléwien the Retribution Tailadin.
Again: thank you so very very much!