Thanks gents. As for the leather... As lame as it sounds its an actual leather texture applied in overlay over the image. It worked fairly well though...
In my heist to show off I attached the wrong image for Fei Long. Here is the good one, withe the some minor tweaks :
Oh wow man!! The characters are absolutely top notch! Love the Red Rider one, that is fantastic. And the last dragon/gargoyle is very cool too. Looks almost like a watercolor underpainting with digital rendering on top.
how many years of experience that allow you to draw this epic?
LOL! Thanks . I've been drawing since I was a little kid. And work in the game industry since 1998. Mind you I was doing 3d character modeling before with some concept work on and off, but I stopped that and switched to full 2d and now I am doing concept work on the next "Thief".