Iron Shogun - Armor Concept Progress Post

Project I've been using to push myself, extension of this suit project(linked below). aiming to improve anything I wasn't happy with on that as I move into a more polished high poly state. Still a good ways to go. A lot of the issues with that suit stemmed from rushing to early on before deciding on strong forms to build from. Always lay your foundation before starting something complex, a little bit of planning goes a long way! :(

I used a couple of parts from Alex Senechal's kitbash set you can get here. Some really nice stuff in there. https://www.artstation.com/acms/store
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/gJN65Q

Couple of concepts I painted on top to get an idea of what I wanted to aim for with the modeling. Saved a ton of time exploring through this method.

Couple of concepts I painted on top to get an idea of what I wanted to aim for with the modeling. Saved a ton of time exploring through this method.

Back view comparing before and after with the character model I was building from before deciding to fork in this direction.

Back view comparing before and after with the character model I was building from before deciding to fork in this direction.