So this officially destroyed my computer, though I'm really happy with how it turned out
I wish I had found out about this earlier than two days ago, but it really put me up to the challenge!
I really loved the Barbarian concept art, so it inspired me to make this. I really love the stance she has, preparing for an enemy that isn't shown. I just love her eyes and I loved contrasting her red and fiery look to the blue light behind her.
This was challenging to make, but it was a great learning experience and it let me expand my style more.
Can you spot the skull? *and no it's not the one hanging off of her waist*
Tools: Photoshop CS6
Time: 15 hours (on my old one until it died) and then 9 hours on Phil's computer