I like to do warm up sketches to loosen things up a bit and take off any pressure of working on a page. So, since I was sick of doing the same old superhero stuff, I decided I should sketch something of the non-cape variety from comics.
Back in high school I was a big fan of Joe Madureira's Battle Chasers comic, and since, to my surprise, I never even once attempted to draw a character from that comic I figured I'd take a stab at it. I figured the sketch turned out alright so I'd do a clean copy of it and color it (because I needed the practice.)
Looking back at those comics for character reference for this image, I was surprised by how well those comics hold up even today (especially those last 2 issues which look pretty great.) They were pretty fun reads too, it's just too bad there's not really anything coming out in the fantasy genre nowadays.