OK, I'm up for this but it's a big ask, because the last time I did any figure drawing was about 15 years ago, long before all this computer wizardry was available and I used a pencil and watercolours. But Pyrandon's Holy Isle thread has inspired me to give it a go.

So here is the challenge I'll set myself for this competition:

To do a compass rose in a Finlay Cowan style and not rely on 'happy accidents' to get to the end result. I've got his book on Fantasy art, and I'm going to use it!

I have in mind a large shield (or orb) with the compass rose set upon it, with two figures on either side, probably one standing with a spear and floating pennant and the other near death, (very Victorian).

So there's the theory. Subject to work demands, I think I'll have time to spend on this, but the result will probably be very amateur, but then it's the trying that counts..and it's a good reason to get a sketch book and to start drawing again!