I spent so many hours on this that...it's hard to believe that I'm finally done with it. I started this about a month ago, had to put it down because I had other things due for the semester, and then picked it back up again after the semester was over. I'll admit that I spent way too many hours on this, especially considering all of the other things that I have to do, but I wanted to prove to myself that I could get back into rendering things. It had been so long since I buckled down and rendered anything that I forgot how to use my own process - which might be part of why this took so long. Because I had to put it down and then pick it back up again, I'm really not sure how many hours I spent, but it's probably anywhere from 50-70.
The fullsize option is only about half its original size, so if you want you can download it to see the whole thing.
This will be the last time I draw Rhys until all of my commissions are done, and then, only until I finish some refs of my OTHER characters, which have so much less love that it might even be laughable. It had been since July of last year that I drew him last, but really, I've just generally been inactive aside from sketches. So he's still been too prolific.
I still have so many ideas for him, but this will have to suffice for now.
This is HEAVILY Game of Thrones inspired, even though I've only seen the first episode. I saw these cloaks and I just had to paint one, and Rhys would be the first of my characters who would readily shell out the money for one. And then this is what happens later - he buys it, then goes into a wintry wood to pose :3 Please, no spoilers on Game of Thrones. >_> I'll be very sad.
(It's probably obvious I had no idea what to call this.)
How did I just discover you now?!? OH MY GOD YOUR TEXTURES. Just looking at it tingles my fingertips! And the color contrast is very beautifully done. Man, I hope I can become this great by the time I'm outta highschool. My hat goes off to you miss!