A portrait of Sibira kuni Kirev at around the age of eleven, when he would have met Masahiro and Muidemi as they held a line along the border od Yardow through the winter. He ends up with Muidemi as her second husband after being named a war hero in Llams, and the death of Masahiro of the Vir. By then he is 25-26 so I'm working on the older view of him now 😊 He ends up becoming quite an influencial character down the road, helping Muidemi to build her own kingdom...well, queendom? Anyway, they develop a new nation of western Llams and avert their own civil war (hopefully). I initially wanted to see a velmuht without their ears "clipped". Not too many choices in character there due to cultural practice of cutting them short, I had to draw either a child or a woman who chose to leave them long but wasn't in the mood to do Tarnimikoto ni Daarude, Muidemi's mother. So prepubescent Sibira it was, but that works out well as he is introduced into the story as a minor character at first then reappears a little over a decade later with one of Muidemi's velmuhtian cousins and his own tale to tell. Also, never having drawn children at a variety of ages before, great practice to try😋
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