Its a character inspired from the Oni , japanese ogres/demons , very iconic in their culture and folklore. I wont be able to finish him for some time cause right now i got to do two album covers ( yes i got both jobs after all :D )
As you can see i have first drawn a quick sketch , to determine the pose and mood of the character. I then went on creating the final linework. I always start with the head and leave the limbs for last. Its useful cause this way i can change my mind on how i will position his arms and feet and even give him another weapon etc. Well , i wont get into much detail for now , more of him later , now i gotta work!
See you soon!