You might recognize Rose from the sketchdump I posted the other day, but this is the first finished picture I've done of her. She's one of the Vampire Dark Ages characters, who is... obviously not a vampire. What she is, is a ghoul. She's like a live-in servant who does stuff for Leland and Claris during the day while they're asleep. And it's a bit like having food in the pantry, since Claris gets to feed from her. (Leland prefers not to, though, since Rose's "arrangement" is technically just with Claris.)
This whole thing came about when Gregory and Rose, one of his more frequent subjects, were victims of an attack by a particularly vengeful Tzimisce. Those of you who know VtM know that 9 times out of 10, Tzimisce are BAD FREAKIN' NEWS, because they can literally mold skin and bone as if they were clay, which leads to all sorts of nastiness in the hands of someone who's not feeling very nice. Gregory, being a vampire, was able to take care of himself, but Rose, as a mortal, was left disfigured and blind beyond the ability of any human's skill to heal. Claris was able to feed her some of her own vampiric blood to give her the capacity to heal the damage, but in the process Rose was blood-bound to Claris and is now compelled to serve and obey her. Claris would rather not see it that way, but instead in terms of having a constant friend and companion to talk to and dress up and spoil. Fortunately for both of them, Rose very much enjoys this. Corner brushes by ~green-eyedbutterfly:, texture by me with help from CGTextures.