Same thing as the Mammoth, it's for the indie guys. They want a cool fight scene with early man against Neanderthals. The guy with a bow in the back wasn't really worked out, but he's getting changed to a guy with a sling anyway, so I'm probably going to be working that out in a bit.
I'm rooting for the Neanderthals.
Not sure if youre going for the chaos, but I think with more clear layers, it becomes more pleasant to the eye. Tried to separate fore- and background by reducing values in the backgrounds, less contrast and lightening, also some changes in positions (also composition wise). However I'm kinda unsure about the light. Is this supposed to be a cave? In any way I guess it's dark because of the torch. In such a situation, normally Id chose to make depth by darker backgrounds, however here the only light source is in the middle, between furthest away and closest point. So it is hard to set the right values in each layer. Hope this helps.
I like swamp thing's lighting. I like the image overall. I think its a good one. My main crit would be the pose of the torch guy. It looks like hes running past for the olympics. It doesn't look like hes even looking at anything in particular, much less about to attack anyone.
What if he was holding the torch more defensively? Keeping the Neanderthals at bay with the magic light? Just an idea.
You have a clearly defined back, mid & foreground, I think you need to break them up some more as they're reading quite flat.
Stick in some more figures to create a flow between them and give them some depth.
I'd flip the 'head smash' arm, for a couple of reasons:
1: It would support the flow around your focus.
2: It would free up some space to add in another figure, as your 'torch' guy is quite alone (seemingly) - you could split them into 2, have a torch holder and a spearman.
I like the singular light source, it reminds me of dore's divine comedy illustrations (using swamp things PO)
Anyway, looking forward to where you go with this.
(and these are JMO, use what you want )