I wasn't happy with the old version of this. The composition was terrible, the background moreso, the ogre's pose was completely terrible, the whole thing just looked kind of like a lazy piece of dick and I'm honestly not sure why I ever looked even at the initial sketch and said, "Yes, I'm happy with this, let's move on." About the only thing worth saving was Nigeru's pose. So I redid it in fits and starts over the last few weeks and I'm a lot happier with this one.
I did a bunch of stuff that was kind of experimental with it this time. Not necessarily sure it all worked but that's what experimental is for. I gotta stop messing with it now.
Nigeru Yojiro (c) Nick Meyer