My compliments for the avatar, its really sharp and well made!
The animation gif went quite well. (Most of the time the quality will have an huge drop when exporting it to a GIF.)
Although I dont like how the character's opacity got to 70%, as the tree behind it mixes badly with the character.
The gear banners.. Hmmm Kyrum's render went out great.
But I think the gear structures should be taken to an higher level, because now it doesnt really shine or something. (If you know what I mean)
Still sorry for not liking the style xD I really try my best, but its really not my thing :P