This piece sorta reminds me of Elric of Melnibone meets Vampire Hunter D, and it certainly has the loose, painterly vibe of Amano Yoshitaka’s work. Indeed, development on this piece is halted while I research a mixed media look and feel. It may not be used in the final version of this piece, but I swear by the blood of my noble ancestor that I will use it somewhere!
(My ancestor? What does that mean? Could I be the son of?!?)
Just your standard value study, with an extra helping of sass. Not too wild about the stippling though. Uncertain if this is a problem in execution or simply a design flaw...
Still, there are elements here that I really enjoy and will most likely try to encorporate them into some of my other styles