Thanks Jaik! Those trains drove me crazy, drawing them all freehand, but I finally got a bit of a feel for it by the end.
I was going for "evil derp" if that's a thing. My rationale is: an evil of a sufficiently large magnitude is not recognizable to us as some caricature supervillain, but is something entirely foreign and alien. I wanted to make it impossible to read his emotions properly using his eyes so that his evilness feels much colder and more natural for him.
Oh yeah, this rough sketch still doesn't show it, but the "evil" part is hopefully represented by the anguished people in his stomach-mouth struggling in vain to escape. I'll get to it eventually
And thank you too for dropping by
Today I bring forth another filter study. This one felt harder to do for some reason, but it was a good lesson in showing as much as possible using as little as possible.
Threshold filter on the right side, and my attempt on the left side.
Update for the King of Hell. Starting to regret that composition. Normally I crop stuff as I progress, but this one ended up completely square and the entire king is in front view
I was too focused on fixing up the head that I forgot to pay attention to the body before adding details. Well, lesson learned and all that. On the positive side, the head is bothering me far less now.