Ancient, semi-immortal (he lives forever, but he still needs to eat and drink to have energy) wonder warrior. Bad ass with swords, stuck up, bad attitude.
For the moment, besides from the smirk on the face, I think he's pretty boring. I going to add some spice to this fella.
I will change the background, defines armor pieces on his right arm and his shoes, add some water pouch and smaller blade.
The color/mood of this is kinda boring too, I will change that also.
I'll post in progress, any useful feedback or suggestion would be great!
hm showing some muscle around his ribs might suggest more to his bad ass attitude. I think his collar bone is really low making his pecs too low on his body. dunno if the pecs can curve that much under as you've suggested.
Variety to his clothing would help a lot. Looks just like one piece right now. I want to say its a kilt with cargo pants.
I thought about this too Venger and would suggest having hold the weapon farther down near his chest and rest the blade on his shoulder.
but it could work if he was looking at something above thats hostile, making the muscles tense in his weapon hand.
Matsign - yeah, totally agree on the separation of the clothe,,, it would help defines it. I went ahead and change the bottom a bit. Thanks for clearing out Venger's worries.
Venger = It would look more relax if I follow your words but I wasn't aiming for a relax pose. Thanks you for ur time though =)
Desaturated it to work a bit faster
a little update before I head out for the night
The balance on the sword is still off- he'd need to be holding it up for it to work in this pose, it looks like his hand is hanging off the hilt, which would pull it down.
Honestly, the concept isn't boring at all, and I really like the face and the chest tattoo. The lower half the body though? Yes, definitely boring. Get some nice detail into it, make sure the cloth reads well. Ditto for the severed head.
Just want to say again - really like the face .
i have a question about him holding his sword. It seems like he is balancing his hand on the sword but if you look its totally impossible in this case since the hand is waay to far from the shoulder which would either result in him tilting the sword and then completely dropping the arm down OR purposely keeping his muscles stiff to make the arm remain there which would be illogical and physically incorrect for him to do. Because of that, some people may even get an illusion that he is taking a sword out of his stabbed neck (although i thought of that only by looking at it third time). To fix it you might need to redo the arm and make it hold the sword closer towards the shoulder and/or elongate the sword's tip as well as handle. Other than that i like the palette you are going for as well the guy's expression. Does not look evil but rather arrogant and cocky.
Maybe have him looking to center? Maniacal head-tilt? Just a thought - I rather like it how it is, the face is great.
Added detail to the legs/cloth/severed head would be great, though I'm sure you planned that already. Perhaps the addition of a headless body at his feet? A swathe of blood against the background, remnants of his final stroke?
I like the work as it sits... could improve it here and there, but grand nonetheless. The sword thing is precarious, could go either way I think. I understand the intent, but it does seem a bit out of sorts. A simple hand adjustment might change the grip and alter that feeling though. Could change it all up - put the head and sword in the other hands - lifting the severed head, dragging the sword. Luck with it, however you go.
Great work mate. Cheers.
Updates, continue on....
im so tire right now, gonna head to bed. I'll reply tomorrow, thank u everybody for ur inputs
Sorry for the late updates, Chinese New Year just past, been pretty busy preparing and spending quality time with love ones during the biggest days for us.
As for him, I try to lower the arm down to see how it is. I didnt feel it, so I leave it the way it was, work on the hand a bit more. Tilt him back a little. Then the coloring process came. I call it done for now. Thank you all for the inputs.
How about "late night in the swamps..."
At least Icarus tried!
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