Why did this picture take that long?
It took me over half a year to get this thing done.
Corel Painter 9, Photoshop CS2, pencil
Detailed progress: [link]
About the characters:
The one with a glass of wine is Joseph Alarico, a Mamon noble and lord.
The one with the hat and a staff is Complex, a sorcerer.
The one with the armor and horned skull mask is Vaka, a knight of the Alarico family.