I've gotta echo lots of other peeps and go for Aly or Shelly for Champ! (Go Aly! Wooo!) Shelly's is beautifully painted and the mural is a clever trick for the 'Charge' theme (and i have been working on a promoCD recently and i thought it looked just the right shape for printing on a CD...um? teehee), but Aly's really made me smile, it's technically brilliant and there's just so much to look at..... Whoever wins, get him on the banner conceptart!!
Big bonus points for Nicolas and his brave stylistic approach (gorgeously graphic as usual), Some lovely painted bits in Icon's piece and i'm a sucker for anything related to Don Quixote so Vyle's has a lot of appeal.
wow, great variety in these entries... all are such high quality! I can't decide a winner, and I don't envy the judges... i must say though... I find myself lost in shelly wan's entry... my eyes are just flying around the image, back and forth and around and behind... just an incredible image. thunderdomes are the shit.. this made my day