Just about managed to get my submission for the Rift competition done (at least, as done as I could manage this early in the morning). I dread to think how many hours I have spent on this now and it still isn't as completed as I had originally envisaged.
Still, this competition has been a good exercise in how to paint characters and environment; whereas previously my techniques were dominated by photo-manipulation, they have taken a step back since I've started practising with my Wacom tablet full time (with the help of Feng Zhu's video tutorials).
I wish every one luck with the contest (and god knows there are some sublime entries so far) and here is hoping that I can make it to the semi finals this time around.
I present to you Be'Lial, the Colossus of Fire.