I made this last year intending to make it into a book cover. But I love it so much that I instead framed it. There is a video on my instagram www.instagram.com/jafantasyart showing the depth of the tooling. It is wonderful to feel and really brings the image to life. The original inspiration is the Abyss from Stjepan Sejic's Death Vigil. See him on Deviantart as Nebezial. He is one of my all-time favorite artists and has inspired me ever since I first saw his work for TopCow comics.
This piece is 8 oz leather, deeply tooled over the course of about 22 hours.