Whether it's done well or not, I really liked the idea behind my Woot entry "Eternal Respects," where a spirit revisits its armor--or longs for its glory days.
Here's another sketch, with a much more alive subject simply remembering the past.
I went with pencil rather than tablet on this one, because I really wanted to do a better job on it :). Though the smoke definitely could use some work, and I originally intended to have much much more of the body in the picture, I think it's a good start.
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