Quite a bit of progress made with this update. Been working on this during what little spare time I have while going to school.
Tones are WAY off, but I'm focused on getting the composition right, as well as the lighting across his armor properly distributed before I begin tonally balancing everything out. Most of the dark outlines will go bye-bye as well.
I'll certainly mention that a shitload of inspiration came from
SUPERB depiction of Morgoth right here --> [link]
His choices with lighting and overall atmosphere are very impressive.
Next update on this project should be it's completion. ^_^'