This drawing is pretty old (August 2002), but it's also one of my favorites up to date.
The characters are Alan Alvein (swordman), Carol Adnade (healer), Edward Morrison (mage) and Winona Bigford (Archer) from Tales of Phantasia
. They're pretty much unknown if you've only played the game, as you only see them in the beginning.
This was done in Photoshop 5.5, using a mouse to both ink and color. I had a major cramp after the inking but I still had to endure for the coloring. It's one of my successful CGs and I'm overall happy with it. I would have had time to do a background if it weren't for the deadline of the contest, which I submitted on the last day. I was also working on another contest which had the same deadline.. so I was pretty stressed out. But boo, I won neither.
I did get an "honorable mention" though.. so I guess it's better than nothing.