LOL! Martin, you make being here so much fun. :)
Ok here's the next Wip. Er, actually I will post a handful of variations.
Just when I thought I had it all figured out in my head...*sigh*
Here's the deal: I was attempting to play with a purely textural background. Thing is, I think It's just not me. I feel a great pull (as always) to put a background in. Even if it is just subtle. So I will probably do that, because I think this is not working. I'm leaning toward the blue for the color of the background...or? What do you guys think?
Also the hands-They obviously need work...those are next. As of now they are too big. Also, I'm just not sure the pose of them is dramatic enough. I think, for one, I will make them more skinny and creepy.
His face-needs more highlights....or I had been playing with idea of making his face and body mist like. I may just keep the body mist like. Which is how you see it here. It too, needs work (lighting). I wonder if the mist should be more or less pronounced at the bottom of the robe? (At the moment, it is just a visual thought.)
The fabric-I haven't delved too deeply in because at this point I need to make sure the magic (light) source doesn't change.