Here's a work in progress... Any critiques or thoughts would be great!
This is awesome, love the attitude in the characters...also the colors are great and I like how you've refined the picture by the last one...
And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him / he said all men will be sailors, then, until the sea shall free them - Leonard Cohen
I think you are lacking ambience of the piece as a whole, and its very grey. We don't really get a feeling of it being damp and dark, threatening, or neon and sci-fi, and most of the characters are pretty grey - so mostly by ambience I mean color. This could be intentional to make one of the brighter characters pop out but its not the case.
Very good start, but I feel like it needs more mood, color, and lighting concentration. This kind of lighting is not easy from imagination! If the lighting is coming from above, you may need to emphasize that a little with a few more shadows under objects. Good effort. Its hard to tell what expression the man is giving, think how you can better describe his emotion.
Jakers... hmmm I see what you mean.. thanks for the comments!
Here's my update so far.... any comments would be great!
The hero in the center (assuming that's what he is) has a weird shape in his face. Taking the aliens around into account he just might look like that but I'm guessing you're aiming for a human look.
Spend a little time on his cheek bones and look at a photo of a head that's a tad tilted up and rotated. I think you'll notice that his left side looks puffy and his right side mashed in.
But adding the colours and adding some indirect lighting from the poker table was a very good move. The background has also come to life without adding too much clutter. This'll look really good as a finished piece.
Thanks for all your comments! There are very helpful... here's what I got now... fixed face a bit.