Here is my entry for the Art War 3 Contest
The Grim Hunter
On the day of Andrei's death he rose to the high heavens to be judged by the Valkyries. Dismissed, he was cast out and dragged to purgatory. Tormented, he was unable to remember his previous life. In desperation he makes a deal with the devil. Harvested souls would be traded for Andrei's story about his past and why he was not accepted into eternal bliss.
Andrei's anti-cross glows when near a person who carries sins. Andrei can take the souls of men who have committed any form of sin. The souls are more precious if they are taken from a person living a fulfilling life.
Souls are siphoned through Andrei's thurible which will be used to spread the ashes in hell with the souls manifested in cinders.
Andrei's weapon is used against angels and men who interferes with his chores.
His book carries the names of the deceased.
Edit: I need to stress that Cubebrush forced my image smaller on upload, I am only seeing this now. Orignial size in my folder is 4000 x 2792 pixels. If any moderator/judge can't take this image as it is due to the compressed size, then let me know so I can edit it or send it to you.
Edit 2: I made the changes as advised by the moderators. Thanks
Choosing some images for references and mood
Dark Souls Concept art
Dragons Dogma Conept art
BloodBorne Concept art
Other images picked from pinterest and google images
Began with some thumbnails. I originally wanted to character to be female, something like a succubus but scrapped that early on. I instead chose a male character. I immediately thought of a half man half demon or a man possessed by one. I had fun exploring uncanny designs of the man. He is still a christian, so I thought that his powers could suppressed by his belief, clinging on good.
I also really wanted to explore the mood by playing around with accents around the corners and trying out some ways to present the concepts and sketches