This is a very old piece, drawn for the back cover of a color edition of A Distant Soil, out of print since 1989.

I did not have access to the original art. The original reproduction was so bad, the art was saturated with bright yellow and magenta, and poor Liana looked as if she had a bad case of acne.

I’ve painted over the offending blotches, smoothed out some areas, redid the background, and added some details. It’s almost a new piece!

It could still use a bit of touching up, but it’s much improved. The original art was colored inks on textured board.