Hey guys, I've been busily painting away and am starting to make some progress on the figure. I think I've addressed the issues with his shoulder size but if it's still looking funky to you guys let me know.
That piece of Kekai's does look pretty average for him. I think that could be a draw back of using concept artists for illustration jobs. Many concept artists natural workflow is to work pretty loosely, only picking out details that are integral to the design for that particular asset. I could see that being a difficult habit to break and having consistent rendering for a full piece might prove challenging. Bit of an orange overload as well, the world is on fire!!! If I get an opportunity I'll try and ask him about it at the workshop.
@Eelis: There is a lot to like about your most recent iteration of the mountain piece but I'm not sure about the changes to the shape of the peaks. The two sides of the mountain now look pretty symmetrical in their gental curving shape. I think having one a bit more angular might create some more visual interest in that area. Is the paintover you're waiting on from the Awesome horse guys? Man, if Noah Bradley has a crack at this piece I'm sure you'll get some amazing pointers!
Looking forward to seeing more work guys. Good luck with all the new work Mike.