Looks great! I'd probably do a different highlight or tone around where the sword hits the rock so they don't blend in as much.
Good idea! what do you think would work better? I could always make the sword a bit rusty, the reds would do it.
That would work really well. Would make sense that it was rusty as well, stuck in a rock for so long :)
Then the survivors will have a Conan the barbarian moment and smash the rust off when they pull her from the stone.