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Mordae: I put Allanath in tights to emphasize his sleek musculature. If you'd rather he wear pants, please let me know. =P Also, the runes on the basket hilt will be more noticeable in paint. Did you want a wiry basket hilt or a solid one like the one I drew? Sorry the tip of his sword got cut off. D= It's pointed though. Were you wanting some design on the breastplate? And did you want the helmet? I can draw a helmet on a separate layer and give you both images if you want.
Pose: I was thinking the viewer would be looking down his sword at him in a martial stance. Since the braided hair is so short, it's hard to make it show up without the use of wind.
The solid handguard is very close to what I was expecting; I like it. I hadn't really thought much about a helmet. For the stance pose, though, I might like to see it. I'm thinking something along the lines of this (http://www.hurstwic.org/history/arti...tacle_helm.jpg) though with perhaps a more fearsome chinguard to make up for the astonishingly un-vikinglike lack of facial hair that betrays his elven heritage
The breastplate is fine as is without runes. I'm torn on whether I would want him in a chain shirt underneath as would be typical with a breastplate--doing so would obscure the awesome musculature you've drawn. So I think leave it as is. Perhaps maybe just a hair more breadth to the shoulder guards?
Agree with the braid, no need to make it go flying. The only realistic way (aside from deus ex anima) would be to show him in the middle of a cut, such that the braid is twisting opposite his swinging arc.
Still hoping I can get in on this because I have been hoping to get this character a pic. So cool that you do this.
At minimum: these are things I don't like guessing. Race: Human ish, technically a man bound to an old spirit. Sex: Male Height/weight (approximate numbers are good): 6' 3" and in lean physical shape. I don't know what that would be in pounds. Age (adolescent/adult/elderly will do): Adult, 28 Class/Type/Profession/what-it-do: Adventurer and modern day action hero. Think Nathan Drake from Uncharted mixed with Cole Mcgrath from Infamous Hair style/color: Hair is dirty blond slightly wild hair. Consider it professionally styled. Eye color: Steel Blue
What helps: I don't mind guessing these things, but I'd prefer you provide them. Name(for reference): Taylor Roads (Yep, the guy from the web series. He was an Rp character first.) Attitude: Easy going stoic. History: Short version, When he was in his early twenties his wife and young daughter were killed in a car crash that left Taylor mortally wounded. A spirit decided to save him but the cost was he became something in-between the world of mortals and the supernatural. Now he travels, fighting the battles no one else will. Going to the places too dangerous for normal explorers. Standing up to the vampire lords and the werewolf packs. Specific Equipment (I <3 drawing equipment): Usual wear is a black short sleeved t-shirt, jeans, and a shoulder bag. His right arm is covered in bandages with his wrist and hand being taped like a boxer's. His left arm has a spiraling tattoo running down it. He also wears a pair of wedding rings on a necklace. Setting: For the final picture I would love to see him in a walking down a lonely road. Either at noon in a desert or at night on a city street. Pose: Walking or just standing is fine, depending on how crazy you want to be with action throw him up against any cool big monster you want. Always nice to see Taylor kicking ass or getting his ass kicked. Reference images.
That's pretty much it. If you can do this it would mean a lot.
Mordae: I've got a start on the face. I'm going to keep working on it the rest of the day, but I thought I would stop and see if you had any thoughts about the direction I'm taking this. I usually draw my male characters pretty and girl, so masculine-manly-sneering characters are new to me. Any suggestions at this point on what you want to see?
Hmm... he's a half-elf, so I would think a bit more squareness to the jawline and a touch more fullness to the lips. Perhaps the mouth might look better in a snarl--less open lips, more compressed tightness and facial muscle tension. I'm digging the eyes and eyebrows.
Is it me, or is his hair cocked relative to his face? There seems to be a lot more temple on the left side than right.