My spring illustration project is complete! The story “Heritage” describes the tenth birthday celebration for orphaned Hileko Heruvael-son from the perspective of a younger Historian Hened, who is not yet Master Historian. (This story takes place in 392 AK, five years after the events of “Hened Ascendant.”)
For the illustration, I wanted to depict Hileko’s parting from Hened at the end of “Heritage.” Hopefully the setting and lighting help convey the mood, since hyarmi expressions are not the same as those of humans.
Tidbit: hyarmi “milestone” birthdays are celebrated at five, ten, twenty, forty, and eighty years of age.