This is simply amazing. I read in a few comments that this was in a book, what book was this? I'd love to give that book a read! The detail you've placed into the armour I personally love. It's a bit of old, a bit of new with a generous serving of awesome. Most inspirational.
I'm pretty sure this was said already, but the dude in the foreground looks ultimately bad ass. Love the design of everything on this painting, I'm not just saying that I actually looked for something I didn't like and couldn't find it it. The artwork is breathtaking, and the details int he design is wonderful and unique. Nicely done.
Yeah, Printing can be a bit of a shot in the dark at times. I tend to over-saturate the colors a bit for print works. Some copies have printed alright, a few copies are too dark. I have read somewhere that the 2nd print run is on sturdier paper than the first one. Might order them just to check.