here are some pics, hopefully they help. I was thinking of some sort of medievil/fantasy/forest by a lake scene? maybe you can extrapolate, expand, and improvise as much as you need. Maybe something with a base idea of the national lampoons #1 cover art, maybe some mechanical doohickeys here and there. I kind of want something like a realistic looking, interesting, non-traditional, imaginative, epic feeling scene. You can insert any other creatures or mechs or any other ideas that you may have during the progress. Like a final fantasy cover or kindom hearts cover. This is probably too many ideas clashing together. But if it is at all possible to incorporate most or all of these itmes into one landscape. I believe you said you could do an 18x24.
He seemed very happy with what he is getting, and is commssioning another piece. The next piece is going to be for his friend.