It started as a quick sketch and sort of became a figure study. I probably would've done this in charcoal if I knew where it was going, but why change horses mid-stream? Not sure if I want to go on with it yet, but here it is so far.
Piero Macgowan is a Mexican-born, Senior Concept Artist at Firaxis Games in Baltimore, USA, as well as an Illustrator, Fine Artist, and College Professor. Since joining Firaxis in 2007 he has played a pivotal role in developing the XCOM franchise from the beginning, as well as providing support for other projects like the Civilization franchise. He obtained his B.F.A. in Illustration with Honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art.