Finally I've come up with the perfect design for the Demon Lord, Mal'Vash. Of course, I'm not going to show you because he's the big bad surprise that appears in the movie...maybe not exactly a surprise any more now, but you get the general idea.
Even when I wrote it in the first place I never had an exact image of him in my head, other then he's about 15-20 feet tall and has to look like a major evil badass. Even over the course of shooting just what happens at the end of the movie changed, so what I needed him to be able to do changed somewhat as well.
There was a version of him in full armor where I'd cheat by shooting a real face in makeup and add into the CG under a helmet so it'd have a more realistic look and be way easier to create. I deserted those ideas because he would've lacked any presence and personality, so I decided we really had to see his face.
He'll have some minor armor, I'm still debating how "clothed" he'll be. It'll be armor of course, I'm just not sure how much of it there will be.
He's basically humanoid in appearance, much bulkier and hunched looking, sort of darkish, semi-reptilian skin with bizarre looking tattoos even. And horns, he had to have horns. He's a bit of an amalgamation of several other characters from various TV shows and movie, I took note of certain aspects that I really liked and eventually it just all fell together. As these sort of things tend to eventually.
So this takes care of the last major unknown element of Malice...At least I think it does.