I had an inner ear problem and ended up with vertigo. I had a hard time for a couple weeks using the computer for more than a few minutes before I'd get dizzy. I'm not sure if the vertigo had anything to do with it but I've been wanting to do some illustrations that are more obscure and shadowy with lots of texture. This is the first one.
Fun Fact: "Arctic Fire" is another name for a "Tundra Fire".