If you are enjoying the bioshock world and you love the steam punk genre...
--ANY you want to push your own personal envelope...
Then try to get something dystopic and messy and steampunk --Steampunk lends itself to a gritty kind of interpretation. Your work has an extreme of BOLD and movement and exceptionally clean lines and crisp color.
Try making a scene that does NOT draw from comics or even games, portrays a quiet day to day struggle in a dirty, gritty environment where the majority of the visual appeal is not the subject, but focuses on the environment with tiny details there that tell the story and not the central character. A partial skull over here... a bunch of yuck splattered there.... bullet holes in concrete over a pile of non-descript mess. Maybe have a child catching some kind of clockwork dodad in their elaborate trap... Why does this kid need to create a fancy trap just to catch some kind of strange clockwork creature... and does this in a burnt out husk of a building/outside scene/battle field.
That will get you out of your comfort zone. Think of every thing your work IS and try to do the opposite. It will most likely suck, but it is in failure that we learn, not in our success.
Hey Pat, how about something a little more left of centre. How about newt form ALIENS all alone looking scared while right behind her creeping up is a xenomorph. The scene can be set in the bowels of the ship where she is waist deep in water and the light is barely coming through the vents above and all you can see is the gleem from the aliens teeth, the reflection on its polished head and the glint of light reflecting off its nails.
I'd like to see your take on Mike Toreno from GTA: San Andreas if at all possible. Or... or... Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell >: ) Sweet jesus that would kick so much ass. If you ever watch the show called Breaking Bad I think it'd be awesome to see some of the cast drawn in your style too. Just some ideas
Here are my suggestions: There are plenty of them out here, but I would like to see your version of Mass Effect 2. Beyond Good and Evil Heavy Rain Shadow of the Colossus Outlander (game) Mad Max Robocop Big Trouble In Little China Sin City Se7en Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Battlestar Galactica (2004) Underworld 1-3 Pitch Black/Riddick Wanted True Romance I have plenty more, but I think that's enough for you to ponder on
Draw the assassination of JFK in a comic strip style picture. Like GTA. Show Oswald with the gun in the Texas Schoolbook Depository, and show captions of the president getting hit by the bullets. That may be offensive, then again. Great picture.
I know, that I am kinda late on this one, but I think I have a challenge for you.
Usually what you draw are dynamic scenes with strong facial expressions and body language. Now, that is cool, but would you be able to do achieve the same when there are no soft layers of skin and clothing?
I just watched Transformers 3 yesterday. I'd love to see something with Sam Witwicky and one or more of the transformers from you, preferably something underlining Michael Bays 6 C's: Chases, Clashes, Crashes, Combustions, Carnage and Cleavage.
*ADDED AGAIN* OR The scene where Ramona (the girlfriend) fights with her ex-girlfriend!! (yes she was bi-curious) OR The scene where he have AMP to AMP battle with the Katayanagi twins!! ARGH! wish I could do it too but im not as awesome as you!! haha XD