TSToBC (as all the cool kids are calling it) now deliberately eschews the use of drawings of humans and now goes full allegorical.
So this represents the Lion and Dragon clans of the Empire of Rokugan circling each other in the courts and in a militaristic way along their shared border as they might be able to declare open-war on each other.
Looking back through this series, it occurred to me that there weren’t any illustrations that didn’t have people in, so I went for a ride with the idea that each clan in the story has an animal associated with it.
There’s also the other clans of the setting hiding in the picture too; the Kirin, Mantis and Phoenix.
A pretty bad photo of some grey pencils on grey paper.
And here’s some inks! This one was fun. The dragon and his long body meant I could make some fun shapes in the composition.