Yesterday I posted info about the left photo. Today I made some minor adjustments to the sketch. There's leather padding under the armor wrapping around and extending to the upper arm. Some of it will be showing through the metal. He now has a bigger jewel on his helmet, bottom tooth showing, 3 piercings in his ear, 1 behind his eye and a few leather straps in his hair. Every little detail helps to make a character really stand out. I never do separate character studies before the final piece but I think it'll pay off in the end. As I mentioned in my last post, he'll be accompanied by a warrior elf on the final.
Both beings of light are fleeing from a suffocating structure that they magically set ablaze in some far off land. They're attempting to drown a corrupt system overflowing with riches, a darkness where love is sleeping and evil has no bounds. Shadow lords threaten to control every inch of their lives, their world. With shielded hearts the ones of light unfold and begin the ultimate domino effect, setting in motion a breath as light as a moth that pervades their Universe and our very own. Evil is in repose for evermore and Love reawakens, forgetting nightmares and burying heavy eyes.