Finally getting started on these 2. The first set of sketches is proving to be quite the challenge for finding the right balance between the 3 main figures each of which pulls focus away from the other.
The more of the dragon I show the smaller the riders presence, were as there's only so many poses I can use where that tower shield isn't covering up most of his body.
The next of the emperors throne came together much quicker, but will conversely be the harder of the 2 to ink. T oT
Will see what suggestions the Art director provides before moving forward.