what's "the obvious"? Sorry, I'm new. I wish the background was just a little darker to bring the brightness of the flame out and create more of a contrast with the character. What kind of media did you use? Watercolors, yes? Or was it Photoshop and filters?
no worries, to me the obvious choices are things anyone would think of immediately, so elementals, burning skeleton people, ents, golems, dragons, harpies etc etc. I wish I had the time to actually make an entry but I got an intense commission so I couldn't I know what you mean with the light but as it was just a sketch I didn't bother trying to make it as good as it could be. and yep photoshop but no filters on this one, it's all brushwork. Thanks for looking