very good work, and the newer barbarian/serpent image looks better than the last one! Much more dynamic
art is never finished, only abandoned~Leonardo da Vinci
Great articulation of the forms on those last pieces! I really dig the color scheme on the last one especially. Keep 'em coming.
Yeah, much more dynamism in the new version. I liked the previous serpend design better though, mostly cause of the more angular shapes and suggested scales. The new one is too round and smooth in my opinion but it's executed better technically. Perhaps do a combination of the two designs?
So much awesome right here! I'm blown away by this thread.
Very interesting to see how you improve the image by a multitude by redoing and reiterate but with the same idea. A prefect example to show why it's sometimes good to do several drafts of something.
A bit of crit on the new one. I'm not sure how that snake is positioned. It looks like the tail is going around the pillar to the left but isn't that where the wall starts? I assume it's the end of the tail that's entering the image, steering towards the warrior. Perhaps it would read better if the pointy end of the snakes tail was visible.
tsujni thank you for stopping by, man!!! Yes, the relief looks like a flat texture applied (it is actually...) I didn't want to overwork the whole image and I thought a little bit of approximation (read: laziness...) could be interesting, but maybe it's just distracting...
Some old sketches I took the time to scan:
Saved all your environments to my inspiration folder cuz they're awesome, and also that bear rider, I was looking for a depiction of one lately, good job!
http://www.conceptart.org/showthread.php?t=267414 - c&c welcome