SO! Bought a book of Alex Horley's work today, and got thoroughly inspired so here we are.
The whole thing took about 6 hours or so, but I must have spent at least as much (and probably a fair bit more) time on the girl as I did on the entire rest of the image, but in the end I'm pretty happy with her (as an aside, the only reason she's wearing clothing is because I've just discovered nipples are almost impossible to paint nicely).
Lots of looking at Frazetta and Bisley while doing this as well, so the influences are no coincidence
(thanks to Wolves in the Throne Room
for the title, too, though it's not exactly a difficult one to've come up with separately)
(here's the base drawing
, for those who're interested)