I love the mood to this. I'm not sure how to describe it, but it feels very mysterious and covert. Is he of dubious morality? The picture is gorgeous and well-drawn, but that goes without saying when it comes to your art.
I love your art, but thought I should mention that for some reason this picture continues to somehow inspire me. I often return to take a look at it when I'm about to draw something myself, before getting to work. It's one of your "simpler" pieces I guess, and I'm not even sure why myself xD But it's great!
He looks like a... not very nice guy. But I haven't met him, and who knows, he could turn out to be polite and funny and smart... And maybe even shy ^.^ I bet that's why he put up a face like that, when somebody wants to paint him..! *clearly havn't read the short stories*
That blade is wicked! Normally I'm not much for guys in artwork, but wow, excellent work. And thank you for the link, because I now have something to read later. Beautiful cloak/robe he is wearing btw.
This is wonderful, but what I like best of all is how his face is 'imperfectly perfect' that is, this person is handsome, but the face is still individualized, eyes deep set with skin just a bit puffed, chin sticks out a bit, there are lines on forehead... There are so few people drawing fantasy who are willing to add these humanizing touches, the faces they draw might just be the same with hair and eye color altered, but here we have a real person.