Your internal shot here is pretty freakin' impressive. Also, I think it's interesting to think of a humanoid with doglike instincts, creating the drooling, playful pred you've pictured above. Great job, procrastination aside! xD
I just came back here tonight because I've been going through a lot with Akira lately. I use him a lot for roleplays, especially with Night. Being an adult now, Aki's been changing a lot and going through some hard and stressful times. I get really close to my chracters and my closest ones are like my children, or even extensions of myself. I feel everything Aki feels and, well, lately he's been going through a lot, with owning his house and having a job and having to care for his two housemates... Heheh... Well, one housemate now. That's another thing; he just lost a very close friend. I guess I feel bad for him, and I'm blushing at how stupid I must sound to care this much about someone I made up. But maybe you understand, having Ephi.
Anyway, I'm browsing over all my pictures, plus your lovely picture, of Akira, just loving him like a mother would love her son. Thanks again a million times for drawing this.
Oh-- Also, I plan to do another pic of Ephi sometime soon, having my tablet now. You deserve one much better than the track pad-drawn one I gave you. You've done a lot for me lately. And happy new year!
And it's alright with Alba's outfit. She doesn't wear her complete armor most of the time. Usually it's only in sword class at the Academy or on missions. She usually only wears the breast plate anyway.