I wanted some practise with dramatic lighting, so I decided to paint this picture with a strong back-light. I went back to my old technique of painting in greyscale first, so it took me quite a while to find a colour scheme that worked for me. (You can see the in progress greyscale painting on my Facebook page
That egg isn't going to be anyone's dinner today!
Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos tablet, additional textures from cgtextures.com, 8-10 hours