Alright. Not really much of a 2d artist yet, but here's a start on the idea i've been kicking around. Haven't started much on the design for the character itself, aside from some experiments with the helmet/mask, but the artifact is lava element armor/gauntlet. Crits appreciated on both design and execution.
First image is what i'm leaning toward, second was my inital attempt to get the idea down on paper.
edit edit: haha, of the two images I decided to photograph/upload, i didn't include any of the hands. Going back and forth between lobsterlike claws and more traditional gauntlets. I'll get some images up for the whole arm later.