Well this pic took me a looong time to do. Counting up all the hours I spent on it, it took roughly 12 hours straight. This guy is kinda like what Gandalf is in LOTR. Sent by the gods to watch over man. His Sword is magical of course, and can change into whatever shape he wishes, anyway. Everything was hand rendered in photoshop ( no filters used, cept some lensflares, but even some of them were hand done ) the background was a bit of a pain, I had a photo reference of some mountains and after a lot of colouring smudging and bluring on screen I got it looking almost like the original, well passable enough anyway. The water was rather easy actually, and I was pleased with the overall effect, This pic along with 'Intruder in the Ice caves' are now my fav pics. It's funny how the ones that take you the longest to do you like the most? - Minor changes to the contrast and line work in my seacond upload.