haven't been able to post anything in a while as my computer wasn't working very well, inspired by the Bat Out of Hell album covers, I thought I would do my own version where a man with a guitar is going to beat the bat with rock!
Hope its ok, not sure about the explosion in the background so I might try and change that if I get a chance.
I like the idea.
Perhaps someone with composition might chime in.
-I'm not opposed to the bat being red.
-The mouth hot with flames.
-The flames in the back ground could probably be experimented to give it a more
-I really wanted to see bat legs.
-Some form of motion would be nice. Like the fire moving/filling up the void created
by the wings flapping maybe.
-I see a face (in profile) in the fire above the bat head. But that's just me.
No real comments really just suggestions for now.
[My mind has gotten away from me]
I gotta say I like the idea of this also. The bat looks pretty good, the fire under it it well done IMO and the bat does look like its lunging toward the guy. I think the font works well for the words and is a pretty good color.
Couple things I'd note about this piece..
Not sure the guys about to really wail on his guitar or making the 'devil horns' with his pointer and pinky sticking up, but if its devil horns maybe make those two fingers stick out a bit more?
I'm not sure if the bat's supposed to be like emerging from the ground like being summoned or if its swooping down from the sky. It looks to me like its swooped down from the sky and it skimming over the flames to get to the guy. If it supposed to be emerging from the guy maybe try to emphasis that more with rubble and the ground cracking up or something like lava exploding around it or behind it?
The last thing ... From the first picture I thought the explosion looked good, but in the second picture you changed it to a church... honestly I'm not sure if that works either and I'm not sure what to say because its a great space for something. I know the bat is more the focus but maybe detail in the church a bit more because it reminds me of a picture of a cliff with a guy holding his arms out before he's about to jump.. and if it is a church I see another tilted cross kind of at its base.. I presume thats a grave or something? MAYBE, instead of a cross at the top of the church put in a window cross and have the church look like it might be starting on fire and a fire glow from inside the cross window near the top of the steeple?
I don't know.. Just some thoughts, take what you will.
Really though, a good piece and like the look and feel of it.
There are few things I could say, but they may not be relevant since this is a wip. The wing that is closest to us is creating a bad tangent with the border of the pic. I would disconnect it, pull the wing toward the viewer and curve it so we can see the background.