i like this alot
@Dave It's not a stalagmite, it's a person, possably female, with there head down.
Beatiful composition in general. Just great, excellent use of effects. Those flames are very convincing, giving the monster a sense of motion. The warm colors make me think "volcanic cave". Accentuating the muscles of a non-existent beast isn't easy, nor is drawing such a contorted figure. Even though it's obviously based on a bull (including smoke nose-ring), it is still difficult to make it seem so...mystical?
I think you've done a really good job, the only thing that throws it off is the one stalagmite in front of the monster's head...which, now that I've had a look really plays tricks on me...it is the only confusing part of the entire piece....which is still conveyed extremely well, nonetheless.
I just have trouble placing it's face.
I want to just give you the benefit of the doubt, however, because as a whole the composition is beautiful, and it seems like the beast is almost being lifted from the ground...or just dropping in...either way, I think this could work as an action....so I won't hassle you for the face!!
This is awesomeeeeeeeeee!
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