"... and He of the earth opened a fissure within the abyss and a hand with a grip cold and strong as steel reached forth, and it grasped the arm of He and was pulled upward and outward, and atop a cloak bedaubed with shadow were two shimmering lights of bloodshot amethyst, crowned by a halo of twilight, and He named this being..."
its kinda funny how you did that, coz his eyes make it look like his head is transparent no matter.. its just my brain playing tricks on me. i love the halo around his body, it looks quite effective. nice work.
That is someone I would not want to meet in a dark alley or on a bright sunny day. This is really amazing, his hand is great--I love the lighting of it. And his eyes almost look like he has two holes in his head D: And... noice cloak.
Be warned, this comment is probably going to end up sounding mean, but thats just cos I'm stressed from exams, so
I like some of the effects you've used on this, especially the subtle shading on the clothes and arm which keep him dark but still give form, though I'm not sure about the light source on the wrist and hand...
Those two thingys on the left of his head seem out of place, I don't do much back lit stuff so it might be technically correct, but it just seems to stop the flow of the figure, but otherwise the lighting around the head and shoulders is very well done.
My only other thought is that maybe it could do with something to balance the arm, but thats probably just the Vis-Com area of my brain trying to be a showoff, so don't take to much notice .