Andrew! We always seem to get a Steampunk hat in the mix for these contests and I really like yours. The vibe and story telling elements are great. The rendering style is great, I love the pinstripe beard. Great work! One-n-done!
Redbeard! Happy to see you back! Your skills and rendering ability is awesome. I’m a little concerned that the gold pan doesn’t read as a pan right away. Not only does the bottom of the background circe confuse the shape of the pan but I think we need to see the pan in a tilted angle with the ball in the nook of the pan where the gold would lie. OR…you could just work with that awesome pickaxe. that’s one nice design you’ve hidden up there. Great start, lets see you push it to the epic proportions it deserves.