He crawled out of the primordial fires of a world just being born and thundered his way onto my desk top. Power and presence that cannot be denied.
The interesting challenge in this piece was the fire / smoke effects. I started by painting fire and smoke in Photoshop, then mapped them to planes in D|S, aranged those planes around (in front / behind) my figure... next I created a few trans-maps for the effects planes and set a really minimal amount of light. There is one Post-Worked effects layer of smoke because I didn't think the base render had quite enough to it, but most of this was all done in Studio.