UPdated !!!! by chris's demand!!
I started the piece a few days ago to produce some new portfolio work to help me get a new post
The idea developed as I progressed. I liked the idea of a General but then it turned toward a person forced to serve his worlds Dictator (You know the deal).
I started with a base mesh, took it in to zbrush, sculpted, textured and then rendered it in maya with mental ray. Then I did some ps work using filters to get the grime look that I wanted.
Hope you guys like it, C&C welcome. I think I'm going to do the Dictator some time. I think he will have a big ass monocal!