(For the weekly)
Humanoid personification of our planet as a young, fierce, angry and dried out tree trunk. Aimed for a real bumby and strong texture, trying to make the bark appear rough and craggy.
Even though the first trees appeared roughly 370 million years ago ( Famennian Age), I went for the generic "Tree of Life" theme here. I think it's quite fitting considering that the Earth would be nothing special without life.
The Precambrian Earth, 4.6 billion - 540 million years ago, was an extremely unpleasent place to be. The atmosphere was full of nasty gases and was lacking free oxygen most of the time. There was intense vulcanism, earthquakes, asteroid impacts, brutal storms and sometimes even rapid glaciation. No wonder that the landmasses were free from any form of life.
All this sounds pretty damn furious to me.
2nd place, super! Thanks for voting!