I received for this illustration the CG Choice Award by the website CGsociety.org. In my opinion , the CG choice Award is the biggest, more valuable and more difficult prize to obtain in digital painting or illustration. It's a kind of achievement to receive it after submitting regularly my work on it since 2005 , and I'm really honoured to now being displayed on the Choice Gallery at CGTalk.
And I have another reason to feel honoured ; I'm the first awarded with using only Open-source on Linux. This openness and recognition from the professional world of digital painting is really valuable for my work with Free/Libre Open Sources Softwares on Linux.
Thousand thanks CGsociety !
Complete WIP (in french) is here on the forum of www.3dvf.com