First off, thanks both of you for the feedback. I do appreciate it.
When I started making these I wanted a specific shape of the sword. I have always liked straight and simple swords that are not over sized (but I do agree that maybe increase the blade a little, in my first version of the sword it was a lot thinner even and when it showed up in the game it looked okish when zoomed in but like a toothpick when zoomed out
). Already when I started I wanted the blades "inner part" to be like onyx. I might have gone a little overboard there. I will see if I can somehow make it more artsy.
I will agree with the color differences of the shield and will try to improve on that, I have also gotten some criticism over that the "blades" on the shield should have a few dents.
About the tablet/wacoom, I do not have anything like that ... just me good old mouse. This is the first time I actually try to paint/do artsy stuff and all I can draw with pen and paper is stick figures and even they look wrong. So I am a complete noob and a tablet would at the moment be an to expensive thing to buy just for something I have had an interest in for a few days. I understand some parts of it, I think, we will see if I can manage to improve. If I continue doing this I might buy a bamboo or similar... from what I have understood the pen pressure could be a useful thing
The texture for the sword:
I think I did ok on the hilt and the gem do have a little glow ranging from the center of the back. Not so visible from the screenshots I posted earlyer.
I will try to improve on the "onyx" part though. Even if I do not have a clue how to do it so far
P.S Is it ok to keep posting in this topic with new end-results?
P.S2 Thanks again for the feedback
P.S3 I hate "seams" and I hate marking them out. Probably because I do not fully understand them. They were easy on the shield. But god the uv-mapping was hard on the sword