So I've been working on this piece and I do like how it's turning out so far, but I'm wondering if the lighting/color pallet feels too contradictory. I'm not sure if the lighting is coming across as too warm and... romantic(?) despite the subject matter.
Now, the intent of the image isn't supposed to be as creepy and foreboding as possible, though they are components. The idea is that this creature just noticed you and you don't know if it's going to run or attack. I guess I'm going for more mysterious than immediately dangerous. I felt like warmer colors helped with this, but I don't know if I've taken it too far.
I'm also wondering if the color palette is too limited.
This is still a work in progress, but any other critique is welcome.