K, I polished this painting a bit. I wasn't too happy with the anatomical errors from the previous one, so here's the newer version. It's still not as nice as I would want it to be but it's still a good practice piece.
Thanks Yam for reminding me to finish this painting. His latest blog entry got me motivated to practice characters as well. In fact, this piece was collecting dust for the past 4 months, and now I finally took some time to refine it a bit. I admit there are still a ton of anatomical errors. Even the pose looks iffy. Oh well, guess I shouldn't have rendered it before nailing down the pose. My bad.
Also, special thanks goes to Fred (GameArisans.org) for providing me with some much needed reference.
Here's a progress video I put together that roughly explains the steps I took in completing this piece.