This is a creature of Forgotten Realms, a Drider. It's a cursed drow elf, usually the noble priestesses turned their own people into these brainless, half-spider servants.
I got to know these creatures from The Legend of Drizzt series which I have still not finished(I've finished the 22nd book and don't have the next one
). It's a typical hero story, but still an amusing one for me, especially for it's world and races.
About this piece, this is the first time for me to redraw a picture of mine, which was never submitted to Deviantart. When I actually started using it for the first time I had many more paintings and knew that it wasn't comparable to my other works like the Fairy
or Female assasin
. The original version can be found here