Did this for a character challenge over at CGHUB. It's a Thundercat's meet dark adult themes...so I know it's a pretty loose interpretation, but mostly I wanted to paint metal armor. So I started with a quick black and white sketch...then I did a line drawing and tried to solve any design or layout problems...then a color study and then to final. I have always had trouble with making metal look like metal, so this was a big personal challenge with myself as well. In the future I need to finalize the pose closer to the beginning. I ended up modifying the pose halfway thru, which just is a pain and wastes too much time.