Wow. I have been away way too long--thank you so much for this thread--it answers the question "I wonder if I've missed anything much interesting on the Boards these last several months?" with a resounding yes.
(To be fair, I commissioned that piece, but I still love it.
If I may say so, Acquana is perhaps the best of EN World's artists when it comes to portraying emotion. She might not have the same level of 'awesome' as other artists, but she draws a damn good face. It was a shame no one had posted any of her pics before.