Last year I was swamped with work so I didn't have time to get a proper entry ready in time so I sort of half-assed it. Okay really I procrastinated until it was almost too late and I swore that I would NEVER do that again. Here is the result -- I am starting my entry's 5 months early.
There is still a long way to go but have started and that is the main goal. I need to neaten up the skulls, striping and cloak among other things. I'm hoping to add some more bits and things as I go along. I was imagining that end of his "skull mace" as a huge ball of animated skulls which swirl around the head. Occasionally one will fly out toward an enemy that he is in battle with.... the question is how to I create this?
I was also planning to add some skull like patterns to the wings to carry the continuity through the piece.
I like the base so far and I was inspired by James Wappel (a true force of nature! I don't think he ever sleeps). He has a series of videos and a patron page which you should definitely check out.
On the base I need to spend a bit more time hiding the layers of cork and painting it like stone or obsidian to enhance the overall effect. I want to add some skulls to the base too as will as misc skeleton parts just hanging out. Again, just to tie the theme together. I've got big plans I tell ya, big plans. Plans clearly beyond my skill level!
Anyway, thats all for now. I will post more WIP pictures as I go along. See you nesxt time.