This is one of the sickest things I have ever laid eyes on in my entire life. So METAL. Keep it up, fellow lover of lighting and detail.
On a serious note, The thumbnail says the most for this piece, hands down. I am not saying I don't love every deep cut in to the shadows, or that I don't recognize the immaculate play of lighting effects on EVERY SINGLE FIGURE within the piece (from front to back, really that is one of my favorite parst of this all around) - OR the seamless yet profound transition between fire from beast to man ( on a conceptual level this grabs me the most (zoomed in)) BUT:
The thumbnail is so damn powerful. It pulled me in like an oasis in the middle of a desolate plane of quick art in a sand storm. A sea of ambiguous-ness providing the needed contrast for me to know that this was going to be added to my favorites before I even clicked on it.
Enough descriptive masturbation; the thumbnail itself held such dynamic shapes and transitions alone - I knew before I zoomed in that I would be pleased, and I think that is something I can say about a majority of the art that I have come to know through the medium of the internet. After all, isn't DeviantArt a place where we are judged on our thumbnails? (Sad But True)
To sum up a long winded comment, I want to say that I really enjoyed the way that the thumbnail version of this pulled me in; and how the full size of the piece was NOT disappointing once I did find myself zooming in.