Here is what this looked like after several hours of pixel manipulation. Initially I just cleaned up some of the edges and made some slight color and contrast adjustments. After that the majority of the time was spent sharpening up the details. At this point I gave it a rest for a couple of days and worked on other stuff. Sometimes you need to come back and look at your work with fresh eyes. I almost always spot little things I want to change as a result.
Tomorrow I’ll put the final up and discuss the last phase of production. If you want to cheat of course you can already see the final on the Death, the Bear and Sheol page.