Ok still working on this puppy but wanted to get some feedback now before finishing it up. hit me with your best shot.
-start a revolution.
this looks good, although i can't really make out the man's lower body. is it burried in the gold? and what is that brown stuff in the front of the picture?
I think you could definitely add interest to the painting by using the dragon's eye as a source of light. Then you could have that light back light the figure with a glowing rim of light.
Just make sure you define your foreground, middle ground and background, those being the treasure, the figure and the dragon.
Some hard edge brush strokes will bring this image into focus but your light source is indistinguishable. Also if you focus a bit on increasing the contrast it will create depth for this piece. Overall it is coming along nicely.
"Creativity emerges only when the imagination is given the freedom it deserves."
Very dark. Took a while for the figures to resolve. Since the colors in the fore and background are of similar value, it flattens the image.