I cant believe its taken me this long to track you down. I've seen this only all over the place and nobody credited you for it. I adore this piece! This is simply fantastic and I'm glad I finally get to tell you how much I love it.
Loved this pic from the first time I saw it. Cobra Commander looks like he's in the middle of driving his troops into a frenzy with another crazy John Whorfinesque speech. The Baroness looks dangerous and has this great Claudia Christian vibe instead of the cookie-cutter supermodel look.
I think the look of the Baroness face is perfect to be quite honest... she's always had the ability to get her way and I think it shows here. Women have a lot of different sneers, and this is so full of smugness, I like it.
I also liked the overbust idea of her costume, makes a bit more sense, especially if it could be some kind of armour. When I was requested to do the Baroness cosplay, I used this as reference while putting it together.
It's very cool but it could use some tweaking. The Baroness should look somewhat contemptuous and not so goody goody. Maybe a raised eyebrow and slightly sneering. Half a smile at best.
Cobra should look slightly hysterical and have a crazy gleam in his eye. The eye slits could be tighter since cobra is supposed to have reptilian skin underneath the mask....which is why he wears it. He doesn't want anyone to know he's quite freakish looking. Unless my history is wrong...now I'm second guessing myself...oh well.
The wood grain on the podium could look a little more natural as well.
It's still pretty awesome! I always had a thing for the Baroness.
This is astounding! The realism is amazing and the baroness I think bares a striking resemblence to the woman off Babylon 5... You know the one I mean?.. and even though you can't see cobra commanders face, it doesnt matter because you've conveyed so much emotion through just the eyes. Very cool sorta hitler-esq podium thing as well. You could read so much into that! Definite Great job!