This was most definitely a fun contest to create art for. I also use Fotolia for all my stock art when needed.
The background was a stock image from Fotolia I purchased.
The wanted sign and flag on the castle were rendered in 3DS Max (custom made objects by me)
The smoke and fire are frames from multiple movies gathered from the Video Copilot action essentials pack.
Hope you Deviant art peeps like it and be sure to leave comments.