The Paranormal Investigations Bureau

So everyone asks, "What's Jake been doing with all his free time?" Well here's one answer. Started this a couple weeks ago using a prompt from's environment of the week thread. The concept is an investigations bureau that solves mysteries and crimes through the use of magic and alchemy. I knew there was no way I was going to finish it in time for the actual closing of that thread, but it was such a fun idea that I decided to just run with it for probably close to 30 or so hours. It started in Painter X and ended in Photoshop, as my personal preference battle rages onward. If anyone is interested to see a process breakdown of this one, let me know! I also decided to use this piece to submit to Ballistic Publishing for their upcoming digital artwork annual, Exposé 8. Keeping the fingers crossed (but not TOO crossed)!