Title: Lich Pirate Captain
Name: Chris Wilhelm
Illustration for Pirates of the Grey Coast, a D&D 4th Edition Campaign setting by Ink Pen Productions.
The author wanted an image of a lich pirate captain, and I decided to go with something of a dynamic portrait of the character. I wanted it to seem as though he were in the middle of casting a powerful necromantic spell, but I also wanted the character himself to radiate a menacing magical power, since liches in the D&D parlance are supposed to be undead creatures of immense magical power.