Small update, desaturated the texture a bit and given the tendrils a small outline to give them more presence (might still remove a bit of it, make it more transparent or something)
This shot is without udk post processing.
Also changed the spec a touch in places, was getting hardly any spec lighting on the skin areas.
yeah, the green had no focus, it was really a mismatch of colour attempting to be something, really happy with the way this second attempt has turned out.
I also did try seeing what it looking like with the runes lit, but they're a bit too small for the resolution to be any good when putting more colour inside them, especially if i still want a bit of a black outline there too. Tbh it gives it a nice contrast and feel with them black, as if they were destroyed by the possessing demon when it corrupted the weapon.