This is one of my favorite pieces on this entire site. So much "cool" stuff nowadays is washed out and bleached; it's great to see some intense colors once in a while! Also, big fan of samurai stuff here, and this scratches that itch something mighty.
man love the future samarai. Super saturated colos but it works. Might want to kill the contrast on that background for some depth and add a few of those blues in your foreground to keep the complimentary scheme going...looks freaking awesome though.
I have trouble doing that for some reason--not sure why as I have plenty of story ideas in my head but whenever I start a piece I kinda just doodle something and run with it. Not the most efficient way of doing things. >_<
It doesn't have to be that elaborate. Merchant pulling his carriage through a creepy forest is a story. A lavatory cleaning robot inspecting its work is a story. A troll eating a sausage on a river brook while a hungry dragon peeks over the treetops is a story. You can doodle and run with it regarding story elements as well I think.