This was an illustration I did for a Blizzard contest earlier this year. I'm not real big on fanart so I tried to really make it my own and tone down the iconic Blizzard style and go for something more natural and cinematic.
Template-1 was used. This image was made on a computer, a Wacom tablet was used. This image was created in Manga Studio 5.
Journey: I feel like I'm always on the edge, waiting, hoping for some strength and inspiration. The world is full of wonderful things, there is no shortage of things to draw and yet here I am struggling to put pen to paper. My journey seems to be full of waiting, till I get a glimpse. A whole new world, then I rush to get it all down before the moment passes me by.
Good luck everybody! This seems like such a great contest, thanks for the opportunity.
--- When I was young, I used to have recurring nightmares, but this was by far the worst. This blind, amorphous, twisted being with a skull and human torso, gliding along, seemingly attached to a seething, roiling ocean of mass and sinew would be in pursuit of me. It was blind, but it knew where you were and the moment it started hunting you, you knew it. You couldn't cease to be aware of its predatory presence and then, whenever you would finally pass out of exhaustion from flight, it would be there, chasing you again when you woke, exactly a mile from you every time.
--- My worst fear was that I'd never be able to overcome it.
--- Enjoy this contest entry, show your friends! Maybe I'll win or something. Also, enjoy that teddy bear, its name is Dan.
Decided to take on a more abstract concept for Lara Croft's character reborn within the head of a Buddha and enlightened, after going through many dangerous trials and ordeals to be the survivor she is destined to become. Heavily influenced by Sachin Teng's approach in illustration.
My final entry for this contest. I had a great time.