The story of this picture comes from the third part of my book, where Kuroi (here is the name the characters) meets two Gods in his dream. Darkness and Light. They came to him to give an advice and in his vision they took his hands. Darkness took his right one and Light the left one. Darkness are the goddess
of the night and cold and she freeze his arm into a ice, whereas Light is the god of day and heat and he burns his arm into a embers.
So... here is the stages of the work:
Then... came an inspiration and I was drawing for a long time on the layer.... sorry... :)
Then I've draw a buckle. Love to draw a metal! It's so easy and in the end it looks so realistic! Bu the way there will be a lot of metal in my next work. It's almost finished... but still needs some time. :)
Then the main part of the picture - his arms. It was... unusual to draw such thinks. I've never drawn embers before! But it was funny! It was like an experiment... I was drawing until it become look like something real! :)))