I just can't fathom how in the hell some of you guys can render a piece so beautifully. It's astonishing. I know that the simple answer is "practice", but give an eternity and nothing to do bt paint, and I know that I still wouldn't crack the mystery.
I like the bronze armor choice for this, it feels very greek but still quite stylized for the magic universe. The waterfall backdrop does a good job of making him stand out, how was working with the Magic style guides? Challenging?