Vanguard - final cover art

Here's the final cover for issue 3 of Vanguard, with some of the stages I go through underneath, beginning with pencils on the far right, then inks plus a digital ink 'wash', then more B&W tones and textures before painting the fianl colour layers. As I've said in the previous post, this was hugely enjoyable and I think it's awoken the fantasy beast within - I'm itching to draw me a few Uruk-Hai or a sexy High Elf Priestess now...