The Red Guard are the closest the Highland Goblin clans will ever have to a standing military elite. Through low cunning and the frequent application of brute force, the average Red Guard is able to acquire a suit of battered plate armor which is typically collected from their long string of defeated foes. They paint, stain, or cover these scavenged plates with the color red, the sacred color of the scarface clan.
They are ruthless killers and loyal to their leaders unto death. Each one of them is a hardened veteran of a hundred battles. To stand against them is to face certain defeat.
This was basically a test piece for some heavy paper I bought for an assignment, and I loved how it was turning out, so I touched it up a bit with some goache. Still rough around the edges, but it fits the subject matter
Around 3 hours with watercolor and goache on 300 pound hot press watercolor paper