Heres my entry for the COW: Storm Bringer. I'd love some critiques on it.
From the sky it came, but the things origin is un-known. The clouds joined in sudden blackness gaining momentum with each passing second. The winds grew stronger. The air grew colder. And before the people could flee the storm was down upon them. First, it tore down their levees so that the ocean water would flood the land. Then it maliciously devoured their homes rendering many dead and all others without shelter.
The thing that wrought the devouring winds is known to the few who survived as a Storm Bringer. It is believed the thing is cast down from the gods to cut down the human population. The creature flies through the sky and captures storm clouds in its field of psychic energy. Because of the incredibly fast speed it travels the storms are left trailing behind. They join together becoming more and more powerful and then are released above a target area.
well lets see...
not sure what to say
looks like PS (or p=Painter ) is drawing with you rather than the other way around. just because a program CAN do a spiffy thing... doesn't means that you should use all the tools on one piece. your back ground is very distracting and your simple profile image belies the movement implied in the piece
the graphic trickery on the text doesnt help the image and it might just harm it as the contrast of the white text on the black background is the bigest value contrast in the whole piece drawing your eye to it in a way im sure you did not intend
theres more but I expect thats enough to digest at th moment. Nic etry and please continue to enter COws and CHOWs (and if you are feeling especially brave EOW and 3CH)
Basically what chaos said. There's no overall form to it, the full profile with the stiff pose isn't helping, and it would help to get some more realism cooking in the shaope of the head.