In the past Arvalis had become too complicated to draw regularly, it would take upwards of 30 hours just to finish a picture of him. During perspective i used him in several of my pieces and had to simplify him in the interest of time. So this is a final more simplified version of arvalis. I took design elements from several of his incarnations and picked my favorite parts and kept it nice and simple. Also the bg is totally an homage to =Shinerai
, i like his pastel textured washes for bg's. Hope ya guy like this more simplified look.
Arvalis is the reincarnation of the most powerful warrior-god that lived many, many years prior to his current story. The armor he wears has been passed down through the centuries, many of those pieces have been lost over time thus why he only wears armor on his legs and one arm. Arvalis is naturally drawn to a scythe as a weapon as his former self used one to combat. His reincarnated personality initially is one of a deep thinker. Though he does participate in the banter of his group, he enjoys sarcasm whilst conversing. Arvalis seeks to rebel from his legacy though worries that he cannot escape his fate of a god of destruction.
Photoshop CS3: 10 hours