Man, this is tough. The DSL mean David LaForce aka Diesel. He did illustrations for the Drow series D1,D2,D3 but I dug those out and did not see this illustration. I also checked my Deities and Demigods, as it appears to be Drow priestess, but it is not in there either. DSL switched to doing cartography later on. The hue of the image really looks like the old module covers of 79,80,81.
Yeah, I checked in GDQ, as well as other modules that Diesel worked on and had no luck, which makes me think it's some FR module/book with drow in it, perhaps, or some other non-1e book that I've simply missed (perhaps MotP or DSG or whatever). Allan.
All I will say is that this contest isn't easy!
So,where's this cool illustration from??I think it's probably high time you revealed the mystery since 1 year has passed ;)
I'm guessing it's from a Polyhedron issue...
Is it from an issue of the Player's Association News, a UK predecessor to Imagine Magazine? I don't have any issues, but the cover of issue #10 (Sep '82) has a DSL piece that I'm not sure appeared elsewhere.http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/periodicals/imaginescans/pan10.html
I hear guesses, but guesses are not the same as answers!