AGDDSHAAFF THE DETAIL. @_@ This whole picture is amazing, but I think my favorite thing for some odd reason is the trees in the background that look like skeletal hands reaching for the sky, and the millipedes add a distinctly creepy touch. Lovely work.
Wow, just wow. An amazing work. I commend you on the time, effort and skill that had to have gone into such a peace. I thank you for this and indeed I'm sure every one who would look upon such a work would as well. You do have a formidable skill. Again I truly thank you.
This is a very well done piece of work. The glow from Shadowmourne and the electric blue light are brilliantly done, and the detail on the axe itself make it instantly recognizable. I am particularly impressed at how you managed to work the angle of the weapon to make it look so natural and keep the engraved rams skull visible without having to put it on its side to give him a more combative stance. The bony fingers are an excellent touch, the way they're reaching up from the ground for the entropic magic though the earth around where they are coming from looks a touch odd without more obvious breaks in the dirt.
The detail on the armour is exquisite, the way all the eye sockets glow blue wonderfully done in that they aren't too bright and thus don't draw attention from Shadowmourne. The shadowing on his armour is also well done, giving it an appearance that matches his fur to the tee while still making it clear they are separate, such as using the fur peeking from beneath the armbands to make it clearer on a section that may look too closely knit otherwise. The shading and texture on the fur itself is great, its shortcut appearance giving the muscles even more tone and making them stand out more.
The notches in his horn are very well placed and match the scarred appearance of his face well. They, in addition to the lack of full body armour on the arms and wicked smirk, lend him a more bloodthirsty appearance than a full set of armour covering him completely would. Excellent choice on the background and the way his cape frames him. The graveyard matches the idea behind Shadowmourne as well as the grim and dark tone you are setting, particularly the off kilter tombstone to the left.
Wonderful piece of work, you are quite talented. His stance seemed off at first in the way he was holding the axe but then I realized he had not in fact slammed it into the ground, the cracks originated from his feet which made much more sense.
Wow, thanks a lot! That's the most dedicated criticism I've gotten in years! I'm blushing.
You've phrased a lot of things that went through my mind while making it. I definitely agree with you about the arms sticking up from nowhere, I got lazy towards the end. If I ever edit it I will be sure to add more cracks, dust and maybe more bugs and filth on the ground.