Texture lady and ice. See step 5 for texture image (my own photo).
step 5 of 9
Texture used to add cracks
step 6 of 9
Bring in castle image. Original image of castle (my own photo)
step 7 of 9
Creating the castle
step 8 of 9
Creating my priestess - I wanted the Ice Goddess to be a Giant so this image was added for scale as well as to add more tension to the image.
step 9 of 9
Added reflections. I decided that after looking at the image online that the reflections only work if viewed in a very large format. So I did not enter the image with the reflections. I am showing the step here as I do think it is an important one but not suitable for web viewing. If anyone is interested in seeing the version with reflections ask me after the contest is over.