I don't have too much to say on this one: It's a relatively old piece that I came across recently, and I couldn't avoid messing with it a little bit more.
The original drawing was done with a brush pen, so it's partly traditional, but the rest was done digitally using textures gathered from CG Textures. I'm far from proficient with digital media and things take ages for me to figure out, but that doesn't stop me from poking around with it now and again.
This portrait is not terribly accurate at portraying Sorstan's character, but I imagine it is how the other characters see him.
Also, a few of you have mentioned the resemblance between pallanophs and fu dogs, which I love, so that was some of the inspiration for this. I like doing slightly stylized works now and again...
If you have any suggestions/questions/critiques on this sort of thing, I'd like to hear it. You may be surprised, but I'm not actually here for the ass-kissing.
Pallanoph species, character, and art © April Schumacher. This is not to be used for any commercial use, and please, I beg you, do not mindlessly get this tattooed on yourself. Seriously.