For this second piece on black card, I again looked for reference material that included a lot of texture and lightplay so during my research I came upon an image which showed this character in its rawest form—no helmet or adornments.
It took around 10 hours over a couple of weeks to get this done. As you can imagine, the most tedious and difficult part was the texture of the skin on the casque (forehead). All those folds and crevices really took their toll on me, haha.
I really like how this came out and look forward to trying something else in this medium.
What do you think?