A fire crystal is a rare find indeed. Typically found in the deepest caves, or ancient ruins... or in a dragon's hoard.
This piece took nearly 20 hours to complete, but most of that was studying anatomy. I want to be as good as the best artists out there, and to do that I needed to improve my knowledge of anatomy a LOT. I spent a bunch of hours studying nearly all the muscles in the body... except for the ones on the back XD
I also focused on using the lineart to bring out the muscles this time, and it worked out very well!
I also put a bit of work into doing backgrounds, but I'm starting to feel unsure about how effective Krita can be there. I'm going to try out Photoshop for my next piece and see if it has better brushes I can leverage to make texturing things more easy. I could spend hours and hours drawing rocks, but I know I'll need to take shortcuts to actually get things done, and Krita doesn't feel like it's working well for that so far. I could be wrong though, I still have a lot to learn!