I'm looking for a manly looking, Muscle-y, but also cartoon looking Laughing Crusader with his shield, his helm, and an AR-15. I need strong lines and simplicity because this will be made into a vehicle graphic as well as a website graphic. Take a look at the logos for Boom Beach and Clash of Clans. That's the style I'm looking for.
He just heard a gut-buster funny joke, but he's manly, so he doesn't loose his military bearing completely. He's kind, but imposing. He in garrison, so there is no threat to him and he is as relaxed as a soldier can be. He's in a pose reminiscent of Captain Morgan or
Gen. Washington crossing the Delaware. Maybe his foot is propped up on a half-open cartoon chest of bullets. His AR-15 is resting on his right shoulder, his right hand on the pistol in a semi-ready position, but finger NOT on the trigger. (I can go in depth on this later) His large crusader cross shield is held effortlessly in his left hand and the top of the shield is about clavicle height. Overall, he is facing front and quartering away to the right.
I hope this is a good enough description for you to judge your ability to do this work. I'm a soldier, not an artist and am unfamiliar with the terminology. I will require a sample if you don't have a portfolio.
This is a job for someone who appreciates history. This artwork may offend some, as it is intended to relay a very concise message without words. It is not intended to be overtly offensive or vulgar. Again, think kid friendly (if it didn't include the gun). That's the style I'm shooting for.