I'm kinda sick of poking at this one now. It's fundamentally broken, but at least I don't hate it as much as I did.
Photoshop, at least 20 wasted hours
Varden & Lei'ella from Inverloch.
EDIT: For those of you wondering why I think it's broken, it's the composition and flow. Elements in an image should be arranged so that the eye naturally flows from one point to another, covering the entire image in the process. Here... there's no 'nice' way to visually scan the image, to my mind.