This photo shoot was taken during a snow storm in the North East. We received 18 inches of snow but our persistence reflects our results. The shoot took nearly a month of preparation to find the right model, make up artist and clothing/equipment. This is my Fifth submission for the Tomb Raider contest. I hope everyone likes all of the hard work we put into this photo shoot.
This is my entry to the so I herd u liek progress? contest for fan-artists. Where the goal simply is to pick an old fan-art (the more shameful, the better) and remake it with present-day skills to show the improvement. A thumbnail to the original one made about 5 years ago is at the bottom, Try not to focus too much on how awful that is, just how much of an improvement this version is
So basically the concept had to be the same, so I just drew Cloud resting after what has probably been a long day of keeping Sephiroth at bay I think my use of lighting and shadow is stronger now, anatomy a bit too. And I at least tried to use an interesting perspective too that seems more "heroic". No reference was used for the pose or angle either so I had to go out on limb for that I was almost going to draw Sephiroth but none of my old Sephy pics seemed worth re-doing.
Update: Changed the angle of his chin to match the rest of the face more due to several comments on that. It was easier to edit that than re-do the whole face.