To be fair though, there arn't actually that many ways you can armour ears without interfearing with their primary function, that of hearing things. Sure, with modern technology you can just have the equivilent of armoured headphones incorporated into ones helmet, but a layer of iron plating over your ears could be considered counterproductive, at least by some people. ( such as this elf, apparently )
Thankyou very much. ^_^ I think that black and white art actually has a whole lot of unique charms. A black and white drawin can, when done right, have even more character than a coulour picture. I guess that's why I like drawing black and white art so much.
And I'm glad that you like the armour design. I'm still pretty pleased with it, even after all this time. ^_^
Oh yeah, I was just being an ass. I know ears shan't be covered — I once wore a fool's crest in Latin class (it was Mardi gras), and had trouble hearing everything, obliging me to raise the earpads at times.
Yes it is, and that was probably an estimate on the low side, not to mention that's before you factor in all the scanning and digital touching up time, although I have spent far longer on pictures before.