I wrote a workshop for this image, which is featured in Imagine FX issue #0062. It was just recently released, and you can check it out here: [link] The workshop is a walkthrough of the entire process, from brainstorming to final.
I've seen thousands of fantasy renderings before, but this one has something that really draw my eyes and make me see it over and over again. In fact It has given me an idea for a literary work of mine. A really well made piece.