Crusader - Adobe Photoshop

This painting was done so that I had some character design work to show on my portfolio. In hindsight I would have liked to add more than just the occasional battle-scrape. Maybe - being a crusader he'd have a bible at easy access with blood all over it. That might spell some of the mighty, mighty contradictions going on in 15th Century Europe. Without getting into politics here, I was aiming for a haggard sort of regret, confusion, and self-anger. I was thinking a bit about an army vet that I lived with for a bit, and his own mixed feelings towards the campaign he participated in.