This illustration represents the clash of fire and water. Water and fire are represented by the forms of beasts as they collide in a epic struggle. This work was inspired by the nature of conflict and how at times it seems a fundamental aspect of the universe, simply a product of opposites coming in contact with one another. I wanted to make the work appear to be torn from an ancient book to enhance its sense of enchantment and gravity. The style is influenced by early Japanese scrolls and wood block prints while combining some uniquely digital effects.