Wow. had a few issues uploading this without it being distorted beyond what's reasonable. I can only assume it was with all the red. So, with that sorted...
I recently saw a competition about designing a warrior and so began throwing around shapes and colours but after a while I diverted from the brief of creating a character so I gave up and just created an image rather than the character himself.
All along I liked the idea of someone who had clearly fought with every fibre of his being in a phenomenal battle and come out the other side, if only just, victorious.
I imagine when battles were fought hand to hand with blades and pikes that the survivors would number very few an in some cases they would come down to the last two or three warriors desperately and exhaustingly swinging blades in a last ditch attempt to stay alive.