Kratos being all badass 'n' stuff!
I based the painting of the photograph from the awesome, awesome Sideshow Collectible statue: http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/300002_press02-001.jpg (Which I will someday own for myself...). I loved the pose and the lighting, and just felt it needed a little something...extra!
Airbrush + Texture brushes.
Dodge/Burn and Sharpen/Blur for finishing touches!