This illustration was done last January 2008. The character here is the Leader of the Gordians.
There is a Story behind it, of course. But lets say the whole thing was my last tribute to my mum's pet called Gordi.

Gordians are a kind of mouse-like people living in the Desert underneath the ground.
They devote their lives to the sacred art of Healing-magic. Although living in community they
tend to look for solitude and silence.