7Guys Weekly Theme - Undead Sword Saint

Revived weekly theme at the 7guys blog: Undead Sword Saint

Basic ideas of this challenge:
  1. The use of flesh from other bodies/ infected (somehow) for some use.
  2. Rotten flesh, maggots, parasites, blood, bones, reveal of internal organs, skeletons, torn clothing/ armor, protruding ribs.
I had the idea of adding a parasite the feeds on blood/ flesh on the character... maybe I will implement it later :)

Sword Saint
  1. Obsession with swords/ skilled sword user
 My characters are drawn 'blind-folded' by headgear or cloth to suggest that they fight with other senses, looking for a challenge. They also collect swords and keep them in their flesh.

Silhouettes exploration

Line Art
Painting WIP
Painting WIP2

Version 2 (13th Silhouette), drawn on bus w/ lame render:

Comments appreciated.

Target PC Build

Long time since I built my own PC, been with my iMac for quite some time... I am currently targeting the following specs (if I could sell my iMac):
  • ASUS P8Z68-V PRO + i7 2600k
  • OS HDD - WD Raptor 150G
  • Storage HDD - 2TB WD Black/ Green
  • Cache SSD - OCZ Vertex 3 60GB (SRT)
  • Casing - CM 912 HAF Advance
  • PSU - FSP 650W MODULAR 80+
  • RAM - Ripjaws 8GB 1600MHz CL9
  • VGA - Leadtek GTX 580
  • Monitor - Dell U2410
Main purpose of PC is for Photoshop + games, as well as a bit of future-proofing..
This will surely burn a hole no matter what.. IT people pls giv comments, I have not been involved with the current hardware stuff