im glad to enter the contest with all those good artist here, i hope we will create awesome itens for the game =]
for the last 3 months i passed creating some couriers to the workshop and for the contest i will do my best trying to make a better Best Master. One of my favorite heroes and one , imho, that could be improved a lot
here are my other works for the workshop
Silly Dragon Courier
Death Bringer Courier
Ok, about the ideas, first some study over the model and lore
imho, the boar and the hawk could be alot improved and some details like the belt and that "scarf" on the shoulders of Karroch (the beast master)
there is nothing that force his style of armor and clothes in the lore, he is a beast master that rebelled against his king, and fled with an animal companion
i really like his body painting, specially on the face, that adds a lot to the character but could be used also on his pet
my first idea is to take off that "scarf" of the shoulder, i think he will appear much more fierce and savage with more of the shoulders showing, but he hasnt an usable mesh under that
so i will need to model the trapezium muscle and the connection with the shoulder, also match the texture, normal map and the pixel resolution
that will lead to another task, as they are set itens, they need to work without the other ones, so the head part need to fit that scarf and the shoulder need to fit with any head piece
the head piece hiddens a role on the "scarf"
i will need to take that in consideration in any of head pices, they need to cover this hole.