I've been trying to do more concept art and illustration pieces lately. This one is a combination of digital painting in Photoshop along with some photo bashing techniques I picked up at the academy at Paintable. I used photos for the sky and the pillars and then blended them with smudge tools and mixer brushes. I used an oil brush to fill in the gaps in the background. It's far from perfect, but I feel like I'm making progress.