I'm calling her Painted Warrior. She'll be added to my Etsy shop as an eBook cover soon. The shop is still on vacation while I fill it up. I don't want to open it until I have a decent selection and things have been busy. We had the celebrity golf tournament a few weeks ago and that takes up a good portion of the week. Plus, with my health issues it kind of knocks me for a loop when I push myself with that type of activity and I'm in pain for several days after. This year was the hardest of all. I don't know why I'm having PA flare ups during summer. Usually they get bad in winter but it is what it is.
"Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt." ~ Art of War
Daz3D has announced a "Sword and Sorcery" contest and apparently you can enter multiple images. This one is not officially complete just yet but it's where my mind took me when I pulled up this character and started giving her a scene. She's currently rendering out as a much larger image right now so that I can use her elsewhere. I just love the gold colors and I actually like how the depth of field came out. That is something I tend to struggle with in Studio but I found a treasure trove of tutorials with Tundorn Games on YouTube.
I have another one in my head that I'm hoping to work on tonight. In my head it looks very Luis Royo-esque but whether it turns out to have that look remains to be seen. I mean, when it comes to fantasy art, nothing and no one compares to Luis Royo. He's amazing. I actually own the Heavy Metal limited edition sword and "The Time Has Come" print. I have yet to put it up in the new house but that may be a job for this weekend. :)
"There is art and beauty and power in the primal images of fantasy."
~Guillermo Del Toro