Thanks to Fall Break and some remarkably lousy weather, I was able to spend some quality time on the laptop working on "Tales of Deepwood". Honestly, I think this is the best stuff I've done to date. I've rendered and re-rendered dozens of images doing my best to make them as perfect as possible and the results are awesome! A lot of this is trial and error but I'm learning from every mistake and the general quality of my pics is improving!
On a related note I've decided to name the sorceress Chamisa (Kah-mis-ah). While there were MANY awesome names proposed, I just finished re-reading the Xanth series of fantasy books and the character "Chameleon" is just so damn attractive that I just had to name one of the ladies after her :).