Yes, "Slava" is short for "Iaroslav."
This is one of the first times I've drawn rocks in my life, but the Crimea is so beautiful I don't care. It reminds me of Italy or Greece, or at least of my image of their coastlines. (Just for the record, those are Caspian Gulls, native to that area. I wanted to put in Black-Backed Gulls, because I've been re-reading Watership Down, and I'm a bigtime Kehaar fan. Anyone else ever read it? So cool.)
And happy Easter to my Orthodox readers! Have a good one. Христос воскрес!
Thanks, everyone! Glad you like it -- seriously fun to draw. @Whiskey: Isn't that such an awesomely weird building? It looks like an illustration from an old-fashioned book of fairy tales or something. The next page doesn't have that yet, but it does have some strange and beautiful buildings. I hope I can do them justice.
@Kobb: I honestly can't decide on a favorite character from that book. I need to take a crack at drawing Kehaar and Bigwig (Peegveeg? :P ) together, even if I'm not so hot at animal character design.