Hay guyz! you were bugging me for thumbnails. I've been busy :/ so tonight I tried to paint out what was on my mind. It's not a lot of variation, but I'll work on that later! I have to work in the morning!!
Egyptian is desert right? It's just an idea. The one on the right is the evil one xD;;... I need more practice with dog heads! haha
BTW. lovin' the thumbs so far guyz! keep it up! I will try hard to get more ideas out to you tomorrow after work!!
Haya! more stuff! can't help but go into details. I really should just slap on shapes and really experiment like you guys, but I can't help myself xD if I like something, I roll with it till I'm semi-satisfied! LOL
Those last 4 seem very cartoony in design-language...not necessarily a bad thing, but not sure if that was the direction we were planning on....are they "Tauren"? The 2nd one looks like Mojo-Jojo from PPG.
Some really nice ones! Ushio, I like #1 and #4. 2100, I see what you were saying about the presentation....if we're doing a full on battle scene, we need to make sure both sides are seen in a front 2/3rd or full on pose.
If you need some ideas on how to convey the Arabia theme, try adding some rings, jewelry, sash, belts, daggers, katars, shards, chain mail, cloth, opium pipe, gems, decorative patterns, tassels, cotton fringe...
The concept behind this guy is that he is descended from a shipwreck of elves that landed where the ocean meets the desert. Cut-off from their homeland and unused to the harsh conditions of the desert, only the strongest and the most adaptable survived. They based their clothing and techniques on the cold-blooded lizards and scorpions that thrived in their new home. Even away from their woodlands, they kept their skills with the longbow, and became a nomadic tribe, moving from oasis to oasis to hunt game and find water.
Now, thousands of years later, they are fierce warriors who use their magic to increase the accuracy of their arrows and sell their skills to the highest bidders. For the right price, they will depend a desperate town from bandits - or sack the same town and make off with all the food and water they need to survive.
Cool idea, an elf adapting to desert environment by copying lizards and sand critters. You can take it further with evolved physical traits: proportions, hair, scales(?), etc. This elf is also too clean, it's like a uniform. He needs more accesories, a magic-dust pouch, some daggers/darts, some bling, sashes, robes.