@diego_biosteam Hi Diego,
Thanks for the critique! It's too late for changes on this one, but I will definitely take any constructive criticism into account for the ones to follow. I know it's not perfect, but I made myself listen to Jake's "Finished Not Perfect" advice, and my brother is quite happy with it. But, I do want to improve each time. Good call on the references, I would say my biggest influence on the composition was Drew Struzen, who did so many movie posters. That's the kind of feel I want to get to... I will check out some more of those. I struggled with the color choices a bit- My brother asked for a sunrise sky, to reflect the overall hopeful tone of the story and that it's the beginning of the series. So, I wanted to mostly stick to the sunrise sky colors and their compliments. The large character with the horns has a bright red cloak in the story, so I felt that was necessary. On the tower, I actually really struggled with that and then went with purple as a compliment to the yellow sky behind it... if you were doing this, or were an art director, etc, what color might you have picked for the tower?
I agree with you about the candle... on my thumbnail, the girl was in a different location and pose, and when I got started, I thought of this change. I'm still glad I made the change, but I wish I would have placed her a little lower to avoid the tangent.
It's "A Prince of The North"... Thanks, this definitely does help!
To Ben, I'm not sure why you deleted your post, I can assure you I'm not afraid of constructive criticism. I think all artists love compliments but constructive criticism is always more helpful. I read it quickly once, and when I sat down to really digest and reply to both of these, it was gone. If you still would like to share your opinion, I'd still like to hear it