This picture was inspired by the Star Wars Universe. I played the Star Wars RPG for many years and I had created the Phobian race. They are completely blind, with folds of skin in place of their eyes. They actually sense their enviroment through their skin much like sharks. This picture is of a Phobian Kensai, or warrior priest. As far as the technique is concerned, I used Photoshop LE to paint him from a scanned in hand sketch. This was really a learning experience for me and forced my to buy a tablet which I couldn't do without!