Well, let's go from the top down. It's both on model and befitting the tone of the series perfectly. The glowing eyes are a perfect touch, and the backlighting from the explosion is probably the best way to display that. It's a very dynamic piece - excellent sense of focus and action, and... yeah, from one Megafan to another, this is teh win.
Thank you! I'm very happy to get the win approval! ^_^
And by the way, you're welcome! I've never been much of a fan of Zero, he's just background, pony tailed fluff as far as I've cared.
Yeah I was trying to keep it close to the main full armored Megaman X as I could find. It's still super messy (my original intent was to go all detailed and super thin lined) but laziness won the day. So I'll assume it just "works" til someone calls me on it. oops, just called myself on it. X)
I'm of a similar mindset. I wrote a Zelda fanfic that went a good bit darker than the games generally go... just because Twilight Princess took on a bit more of that edge but not enough to fully satisfy me, as much as I do very much enjoy the game.
I think it's awesome. More experimentation please!