This painting was a huge personal battle for me in that I felt I was constantly pushing against the limits of my skill. I guess all my recent work has been building to something like this and you can probably see a lot of them echoed in parts of it.
I'm not sure I'm ready to call it truly finished though as I'm still not entirely happy with the overall feel of the picture. I will deffinitely be coming back to this, but for now I need to move on before I simply ruin it altogether.
Feedback and constructive crit is welcome indeed as it's a candidate for a sub to this years expose book. (I'll get in there one day you see if I don't *shakes fist*) XD
And before it crops up he is not strictly based on a single animal's anatomy but borrows from a few (mainly lion and wolf I guess) hence the title, "beast" king.