Of all of the classic fantasy characters, Elves are by far my favorites, and as Elves go, Dark Elves are at the top of the list.
When I created these concepts, I attempted to re-define the basic shapes and patterns that are normally used on Dark Elves like triangles and spider web patterns with rounded curves. Inspiration was pulled from Maori,
Native American, and Japanese designs. All 3 of these cultures have heavily influenced many of the illustrations in my Gallery.
All of the creature motifs used in the ornamentation of the armor are based on traditional RPG Dark Elf lore such as skeleton Knee and shoulder pads, beholder chest straps, and mind flayer hip guards.