Master Shanyar, I would like to salute you for the creation of such an indelible image (as a mere WORK IN PROGRESS it stands head and shoulders above certain complete works that I have seen); having heard very little of this Iranian Paladin I was immediately convinced by your illustration that he was worthy to rank with the Table Round!
(I was also inspired to recall this particular theme, which I hope you will find appropriate):
interesting saga behind it. :) i like the strength and awe-inspiring look he has. also loving all the little details, like weapons and the tigerskin. Rakhsh is also wonderfully painted. what can i say, i simply love your style! <3 it is really looking absolutely brilliant so far, awesome work!