This started out as a sketch but I have grown to like it a lot, so I'm hoping to get some feedback as to how to get the most mileage out of it.
During a bout of nostalgia I decided to try a redesign of one of my favorite old-video-game villains. I do need to pull some reference for materials for the armor (among other things) and work on rendering out volumes better, but I am wondering whether I can get away with this composition? Ideally, I am going to be shooting for a kind of techy Gigeresque art-nouveau look.
EDIT: Putting up the most recent version in the top post because it's gone through so many changes.