The games are a nightmare to play (or I just suck at them). But I enjoy playing the characters in Super Smash Bros from time to time. Characters that wield swords are awesome~
His design is inspired by his latest appearance in SSB Wii U.
More of my art examples:
There's a lot of things I like in this picture. Textures, for one, depth in the shading (mostly in his eyes) and the focus effect between the foreground and background. The metal on his shoulder plate and the jewels are awesome.
Awesome work as always but still better every time!