Valshea (Colossal Card) [6 3/4″ x 10″] UNFRAMED
Dragon (Monthly adventure role-playing aid) Magazine cover #106.
Keith’s thoughts on this piece: “She’s a half-elf, she’s a magic-user, she’s got great big… eyes. She’s also got a pseudo-dragon familiar and a fast horse. What more could a girl want? Oh yeah, jewelry!”
From a fan:
Ah Valshea, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. In my youth, it took very little to make me fall in love (lust?) with various D&D inspired heroines, but of them, Valshea holds a special place in my heart. She is stunning, and artist Keith Parkinson made the most of his very first Dragon cover by insuring it was one that would never be forgotten.
From the fairy dragon to the distant snowcapped mountains, Valshea is about forbidden adventures in the wilds of any truly rich fantasy world. It is a masterpiece, plain and simple.