That's fantasy for you.
Inspired by Paul Bonner and also a lot of magic card art, particularly Daren Bader and (perhaps a little too much) Greg Staples (but he is
amazing, so . . .)...
Was home sick today but I'm glad I got something productive out of the day anyway; had a lot of fun with it.
A bit over six hours, all photoshop CS4.
I'll put up a process thing later tonight.
Process is up here -