I didn't really intend to bother with this week's CHoW, and I'm still not sure if I'll bother much more with it, but I had an idea floating around and figured it wouldn't hurt to vomit it onto a Photoshop canvas. The theme is "Guardian of the Flame," specifically the olympic flame. A pretty weird brief, if you ask me. I don't do many creatures, but this week's brief stipulated that it didn't have to be humanoid, and I felt somewhat inspired by the lions I was doodling yesterday, and a few pictures of hulking tigers I glanced at today.
Edit: Worked on it some more.