AWESOMENESS!!! Seriously, the colors of this picture, the shading, the use of embers, the warrior's poise, the warrior's armor along with weapon choice, are all just pure awesome! Very well done here, bro.
Great piece. The flakes of fire or metal glinting above and below the blade add some dynamic texture and lighting to this piece. The armor is smooth, but those horns on top and the axe really let you feel the offensive nature of the character too. Good stuff.