It's been a little bit of time since the last post but I've been working on grounding the character not only in his powers aspect but also in his design. Here are some of the designs I came up with and the one I'll most likely go with. Again, all of these changes are to better showcase the character in the composition.
I was really liking the fire aspect of Morphos in this first batch but decided to up the anty and see how I could add elements such as the storage for these souls in a way that didn't obstruct his face but still supplement his movements.
As hard as it is for me at this point to decide on a color scheme, The 3rd one on this batch is going to be what I'm going with. Not only can I see it in my head in a composition, I know which elements of contrast I want to use within the scene. Some of the aspects are still maintained such as the green hue, the blue skin, and the drapery which alludes back to my liking for orientalism and samurai clothing.