Hi ...alanlathwell ...!!! Your Fantastic Art work The Mercenary is featured in Action-Portraits...!!! if you don't mind... best regards .....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! [link]
I like this picture and the rendering, but if I can offer a bit of constructive critisism?
If you were to stand up in this position and lean back, your shoulders and waist would still not be at this angle. You would overbalance. Generally, your shoulders don't go back behind your buttocks, unless you have the muscles of a pro-wrestler.
It feels like your man is standing with his stomach thrust out, to push his shoulders that far back. I can see that's not supposed to be the case, but it is a small critique on an otherwise amazingly rendered picture.
CONCEPT ART. OH COOL I REALLY LIKE CONCEPT ART! do you do any video game concept art. i would be awsome to see all the characters in the book in a epic action game. include the mercenary and i will buy it!