Just laying the shadows in this work-in-progress shot #1. "Diffuse water" brush only in various shade of blue on a single layer above the "canvas" (= line art file) in Corel Painter.
WIP shot #2 with the center figure mostly colored. Next up is the coloring of the wolves.
A close-up of the warrior. He's kind of beaten up, and as suggested in the full version above, bleeding from his wound quite a bit. I wanted this image to have the intensity of the warrior's last stand with the pack of wolves threatening to attach whoever had him against the frozen waterfall. :)