This is an awesome piece of art. I really like the steampunk style. I am curious if you are willing to create a steampunk gecko? I'm looking for an unusual and original tattoo. I'm partial to geckos or frogs. Let me know what you think. I'm willing to pay you for your effort. If you're interested email me and we can work out the details.
Wonderful picture. As for the sword. The fact that it looks short in compared to the suit of armor is simply because the armor is huge and bulky. A longer sword would require both hands to wield. Since it is short, it looks like his main weapon is the cannon and the sword is just to fend off people when they get too close.
As for it being beat up, that's actually epic news to me. I am currently working on a postapocalyptic steampunk comedy rpg and I find this extremely inspirational. ;D
ok, here is my idea of what you could do change its angle so it fitted in the canvas or make the canvas larger and fix it so it looked like if he was dragging the sword around, so you didnt add more height to the canvas
well yeah, it depends, but backgrounds make things nicer. I think you can add a simply 1 color background with a couple of strokes and it does look pretty good for charcter shots, way better than trying to make up something you didnt want to. Examples :3 [link][link][link][link][link] (oh god, so many examples xD) Well, what i know is that if you didnt think of a background from the begging then you rather not make it/force it but doing backgrounds is also a skill that imo shall be practiced xD