At long last, you've got it. It is daunting and inspiring to see how many different times you had to try it and rehearse it, but you were never afraid to do it again. Congrats.
Damn! That is fine work, sir! I look forward to seeing it finished.
Do you use reference for the muscles and bodie or is it mostly from memory. Where do you usually get references from?
I liked the direction you were going in posts 2, 3 and 4, but not the direction you took with this and the previous drawing.There was movement before, there was an explosion. Now the figure is just standing in one place with his legs wide apart. There's no justification for his rope to wave like this any more, because he's just standing too firmly in one spot and the movement of his arms couldn't possible cause the rope to fly around like this.Anyway, that's just my lone opinion. I just hopped that you'll follow your original idea which in my opinion had so much potential.
I also think that there was so much dignity and power in the posture of the figure in the older drawings, which is, in my opinion, completely lost now.
What I'm afraid of is that people want your painting to be another Frazetta. I think you have achieved a distinctly Meseldzija handling of a Frazetta subject. An explosive design with elegant passages. The real magic comes with the paint. I think people will be surprised at how the composition comes alive with color and brushstroke.Like I've intimated before, the wizard Petar's magic is revealed through paint.
Holy shit!!No words to say...absolutely BRILLIANT!!