Brilliant! I second Meta4XYZ's comment, stained glass window pls! I know so much work and time went into this. I very much enjoy the harmonizing elements of the circles, but you didn't let them limit you at all. Bravo!
If this one doesn't win, I will be disappointed. If it doesn't place, I will be pissed. Not only is this a technical masterpiece, the overall design and flow are spot on. I can see a good rhythm, great use of contrast, there is motion, hell; there's even an implied triangle with Malthael's hood. As for the concept and originality, only a few others in the contest come close. I love the idea of the stained glass tapestry weaving the tale of the story (a la DragonAge; that's a compliment) and can spend a long time gazing at this piece. I believe the term is, "knocking it out of the park."
Oddly I think it would have worked better with Malthiel being the darker shades of grey and his weapons being lighter. He's getting a bit lost in the center next to such a strong red. Still your style is as wonderful and unique as ever, best of luck! I'd be very surprised if this didn't place somewhere
Ho!!! please, you enter this too fast, fix color on Malthael it look bad I can't see the detail clearly and it ruin you work here!!! the other is cool. I think I see you work in Diablo fan art page and it all look great and clear detail.