Image Description: Digital art of Issyk backlit against a bright sky blue. Issyk has a long, gaunt face, with shoulder-length hair that flares out around him, lit up to look a bright red and gold against the light behind him. He gazes at the viewer with one eye, the other covered by blood pouring over it from his scalp, as he holds onto a large bushel of white-flowered herbs. His hands are dessicated, with blood flowing out of both his fingers and the roots of the flowers he holds. END ID
This is OC art, done in 2021.
Issyk is from one of the northernmost areas of the world in my worldbuild, the grasslands around the banks of the Lipekay-Budva river. That river is very much associated with veins, being the veins of the grasslands-- something which has become very literal in recent years due to the city of Kyrata being destroyed in a disaster and bleeding into the mouth of the river.