Cat Lord from the AD&D Planescape supplement The Monstrous Compendium Appendix
Colored inks, color pencil, and airbrush on Bristol board
Collection of the artist
We had a friend who was very close with my wife, Kim, and Kim took photographs of my wife Angela and a lot of her friends at the time, and Kim would often give me these photos from these photoshoots, and I would use them for reference. And so one of Angela’s high school friends, Marta, had this great pose with her hair on her eyes and it was the perfect shot to use as a reference for the Cat Lord.
I did it in a flurry during an afternoon because the deadlines on Planescape were so tight that I remember doing several finished illustrations per day. And if you look at the Nightmare, you’ll see that I airbrushed some real bright blue ink on the Nightmare. That’s because I then did the Cat Lord right after the Nightmare and used the same blue ink in my airbrush.