I had to share this, because it's been in the making for like a year and it's sort of related to my story. Vaguely. Okay not really, but srsly. I just want to post this. I did the sketch back in Jan/Feb of this year, and I colored the figure in March over he pencils. When I got him colored, I sort of forgot about it for a while. Backgrounds don't really interest me all that much. lol But then in October, I got a neat program called PaintTool SAI that makes doing digital lineart SO fricken easy. So I did the lines and laid them over the sketch and the colors I'd already done. It only required some minor adjustments. Then I colored the rest of it, and I just finished the background like yesterday.
Obviously it's World of Warcraft fanart. Well maybe not obviously if you don't play. But... if you do, obviously that's what it is. The trolls in WoW are followers of voodoo, and they're a very superstitious but spiritual people. They worship the Loa, which are not gods, exactly, but powerful spirits, and one of the loa they worship is Baron Samedi, the loa of the dead. The Baron is usually depicted with a top hat; it is one of his most recognizable trademarks.