Silrathus was born a demon of thunder and fire, and later traded away her thunder magic in exchange for increased powers of fire. In the process, she acquired her stylish red markings. She was lucky that was the only side-effect - magical re-alignment is a dangerous process and can result in death or disfigurement.
Spell circle made with the help of this tutorial by Osiem. (Post seems to have disappeared from OP’s blog, so the link goes to a reblogged version.)
A little dragon bee in between drawings. I had a dream about this a few weeks ago, and I sketched it the next morning so I wouldn’t forget what it looked like. I found it again today and used it for playing with brushes.
Silrathus is a fire demon, so I reckoned she’d enjoy the company of the soot sprites (from Spirited Away and briefly in Totoro). She’s brusque and curmudgeonly most of the time, but she is actually very kind-hearted and considers herself a friend to small furry creatures.
I realised I hadn’t drawn her all year. Gotta rectify that.
Edit: fixed a couple of tiny things that were bugging me.