This one took much longer than I expected it to (and this time it wasn't just procrastination) but I hope the end result will have been worth the wait. It's one of those few times where the finished piece comes pretty close to what I had in my head when I started making it. Rather proud of that background too. I slaved over it for quite a while.
Could've used some blood maybe.
Progress animation here: [link]
Either way, I have indeed decided to alternate between poll winners and my own choices. That way I can get lesser known characters in and have you guys decide for the better known ones.
The schedule will be as follows:
Dirk the Daring from Dragon's Lair (my pick), Lara Croft (poll), The Kid from Bastion possibly with Mario in Hammer Bros. suit (my pick), Doomguy (poll), ???, Rayman (poll).
But either way, it's a good work of art.
(Rareware with Microsoft. Fans want Nintendo to be with Rareware once again.)
Awesome idea putting them on top of the mountain!
And hey, glad you like it.