After designing weapons, our last task was to do an armour design, and to get every (or at least me) excited our tutor brought in the art book for Skyrim, and freakin' hell it's pretty. To say the least, the artwork put into Skyrim is amazing, very inspiring. Course 15mins on the Skyrim wiki turned me off the idea of armour that could be within the game it is just too limited and almost plain with a few exceptions.
So instead a did some research into fantasy armoury in other RPG games whilst also taking a look at some real life medieval armour.
With some research under my belt I then attempted to paint out my armour, to say the least it was tricky. As I paint I am mechanical, something that's one way on one side, must be exactly the same on the other side, done to several pixels, which is a bit unnecessary and is also where I waste most of my time. I also had a hard time coming up with an idea of what to make the armour look like, there are just so many different kinds of armour, and the last thing I wanted to do was to have another aboriginal masterchief look-a-like armour set, hence the movement towards fantasy armour rather than sci-fi.
So to conclude, I need to manage my time better so I'm able to take my time creating these pieces, and also that I need to do some feet studies as well as hands to improve, although despite the flaws, I still am quite proud of this piece.