…is that beneath his Man of Steel exterior Colossus has a heart of gold… :p This was just an attempt at getting a realistic effect for the organic steel. Done using both Eyecandy Chrome filter, and the built in PSP Chrome filter on overlay layers. and a bit of smudging and softening. Added the belt and additional manual highlighting. I found this picture of Cameron Mathison (which had a caption similar to the first line of these notes and set me off on the idea) and thought it would be a good pose. The background is one of the X2 concept art pieces from the official site.
Notes: I realise looking back he appears to have a 10 pack. Some guys are just greedy. Must pay more attention in future!