At long last, Sitting Bull takes his place as leader of the Warrior Nation. I changed my initial color selection to make him in line with all the other black fur/feathered characters.
It also let me play with the greenish colors and ruddy reds on the fur.
As you can see, the darker colors also created a great contrast for the glowing weapons!
You can see more of the interplay of the olive green and blueish gray colors in these views.
This angle shows a bit of the reflected light on the underside of the chest, which I hoped would create more shape and dimension. I also wanted it to make him see that much bigger than a 'standard' sized human figure.
This turned out to be way more fun than I originally expected, but I have to credit those color choices. I even had a few areas of tan and flesh tone to add more depth.
I shot a few more pictures on the brown mist backdrop to show how those darker fur colors would look, as well as a way to show how much glow there was on the blue energy weapons.