The Second-to-Last Thing
Be they human, demon, vampire, giant insane grizzly bear, or any other kind of being wishing to do harm to the humans under the protection of the Countess Creaturina, should they happen to glance up, this is the second-to-last thing they ever usually see. If, in their stunned surprise or disbelief, they actually look into her eyes and register what they see there in that final split second, it only stuns them more. What they see there is not the slightest sign of fear, or doubt, or hesitation — what they see is pure, focused intent; un-stoppable, irrevocable intent, and they are it’s focus. There is nothing personal here, they have crossed a point of no return, and Creaturina is acting accordingly.
This is the second-to-last thing they usually ever see. The last thing is usually what their own insides look like once they have been, in the next instant, catastrophically, permanently removed from inside them.
I attempted to portray this scene, just over two years ago, here. It warms my heart to see, not only how spectacularly my technique/style has improved, but to see that I made the right decision buying Poser 10. I simply could not find, then, a reference to illustrate what I wanted to illustrate, and had to cobble together a couple of reference images, and still invent some of the pose, and the result was far less than I’d hoped. The above is exactly what I’d visualised… exactly!