An illustration of a runner character for the Shadowrun role-playing game setting (and similar science fiction settings).
Mia Miles is a techno-savvy street samurai able to run solo missions for rich clients. She has shown a remarkable calmness and control under heavy pressure and some even say that she is in fact a cyborg and not just an augmented human being. While her professional self as a combat-oriented runner has earned her a solid reputation, her personal life is a complete and utter mess with both ex-girlfriends and ex-boyfriends popping up at the most unfortunate times. Her ability to keep and nurture relationships is at the level of a prepubescent and her most vengeful ex-lovers/ex-companions consider her pretty much just another sociopath with little or no regard for the feelings or well-being of anyone else other than Mia Miles herself.
Work on this particular illustration was begun in 2005, then forgotten, revisited and altered in 2013 and 2016 and finally decided it’s now ready to be published.