I made this illustration for my friend Matt about 1.5 years ago. I was pretty motivated for once and wanted to do a really intricate and detailed paiting. It's all done by hand, except the background landscape - I used Vue to create that. I started it with just a sketch as you can see, then laid out the basics in float color. Once I had all the main elements defined and established, indulging in detailling and shading could begin. Original resolution is 2500x2500. It's far from perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it. Let me know what you think!