!!!: If you're too lazy to look down and read, this is now a dump thread~
My latest attempt to grapple with my old arch nemesis. Looking ESPECIALLY for hard crits of what I'm doing wrong with the color (or If I managed to do anything right), but any commentary is welcome! I really wanted to try doing something with strong directional colored light, since one of the things that I have the hardest time with is how colored light changes the color of an object's base color. Anyways, here's the process so far.
have at it.
NEW UPDATE Oct 17: I really appreciate Bacon giving my thread a proper kickoff and everyone who followed suit after him, I wanted to show you guys what I've changed. If it's a rough area I probalby just haven't gotten around to smoothing it out yet. Changed some anatomy around (moved torso up, rotated forward arm, made the sword arm less noodly near the elbow, tweaked levels a wee bit for more contrast and starting working in dark darks in the front, among other small changes.