I like the paint style and design of the arms and gun thing, but have a gripe with the human looking parts. When designing any kind of character, I like to think about how this person / thing would exist in the really world. Maybe that’s dumb and boring to some artists and viewers, but hey, that’s me.
So, while I like this piece overall, the head bugs me. The lower portion of the face looks like it’s one of those humanoid android things, which is cool and all, but would never roll off an assembly line. No one would ever design a robot that has super roboty arms, a human skin-like neck, humandroid lower face parts and “ears”, then have the audacity to slap on realistic looking eyes, and HAIR. I get the design for design’s sake thing, and just painting out an idea because it seems cool, but, just take a minute and think about the story. What’s this character doing, how did they get here, and what would their life really be like? Does a young, white, blonde haired girl want clunky robot arms and half her face covered in android body plating? Idk, maybe. If so, why? Does a guy really want a giant, heavy, chunky robot arm that has a cannon instead of a hand? Idk, maybe. But asking those questions makes your characters more real, and more believable, not less cool or visually interesting.
Fantasy that’s rooted in real life can be incredibly interesting, because, hey, it might be possible. Dragons and wizards are cool in their own regard, but almost completely unpossible (not a misspell). Root the world the dragons and wizards live in within reality and you could have something really awesome on your hands. Remember Reign of Fire (imdb) (amz)? Sure, kind of a throwaway action movie, but the idea of how fire breathing dragons could exist in our world, and how they destroyed it, that was pretty damn interesting, and an original take on it, even today.
3 out of 5 pineapples.