Wellllll... getting to that place where everyone else stuff looks cool and you hate your own. But that's okay we've all been there before.
Here are some updates Im trying to figure out.
I've ditched the wings for war flags. The wings idea was cool and biblically terrifying in shape language but that was a real bitch to fit into a decent illustration style like the pieces that placed in the past two competitions. Besides he could use flags material to make shapes and stuff as a telepath
I noticed that the finalists who didn't quite make it to the winner circle in the past two years had lots of dead space in their illustrations that may have hindered their points. Or didn't show the entire body. So I'm trying to incorporate that into my illo. No dead space, and full body.
That was one problem i ran into, the second was using the power as required by the brief. So I think I'm going to go with the bottom one that is sketched out. Where he is using his special to bullet stop a bunch of arrows and other ballistics. Its not the coolest but I't simple. and I think I can paint that by the deadline.
The other idea where he was selfishly bulletstopping arrows infront of himself but his ally's were getting hit was confusing and I didn't work out the pose I had just started painting to get a feeling to see if I liked the thumbnail and it was a no.