At long last, the wretched thing is /done/. And I'm actually happy with it (although how long that lasts is still up in the air...)
I'm not entirely sure what crack I was smoking when I decided to fill the bottom of the frame with /fire/, but... anyway. To see the progress of the piece, check the Scraps gallery.
For those that haven't read previous comments, I play Tidus on an online RPG. (Yes, this is Tidus, not Shuyin. I promise.) Due to circumstances on said game, Tidus has fallen under the Sorceress Edea's (FF8) sway, and in all likelihood, is to become her new Knight. She's a terrible, terrible influence.... one wonders if Yuna will be able to pull him back from the brink. (If we ever get someone to /play/ Yuna, anyway...)
It looks like he's having a Sephiroth moment....