... as Galina raised high a sword named hope, a
battle-cry not heard since the world was young erupted from amongst the heavens, and the
legions of the winged folk joined with the armies of light as they sought to turn back the
darkness on a field called Armageddon...
This is a Bryce generated image. Many of the textures (especially the hair
and wings) are the result of a couple of weeks of experimenting. The wings proved
extremely difficult. After considerable trial and error with various fractal based
textures I settled on what you see here. Experiments at generating feathers will continue.
The main light source for this image is actually the sword. The facial expression is what
ties all the image elements together and makes it work.