Silence on the Mountain by spiked
This illustration was made to go with the accompanying story over on stories of atlas: http://www.storiesofatlas.com/?p=28
I'm quite pleased with how this one turned out, since for once I've actually painted an entire picture from start to finish entirely in photoshop, testing out the fancy new brush system in cs5 before the trial runs out! It makes Corel painter look very buggy and clunky, and speeds things up since I haven't needed to switch apps every time I want to adjust the contrast...
If you really want to know about how I made it then allow me to advertise my production blog (also on stories of atlas):