This is my first time posting I'm putting up my most recent photoshop piece. I really want some critiques from the pros on my colors, I'm really trying to get better at it. I also posted some older finished works of mine. All your crits would be great. PS: I'm looking for a job.
I'm no pro so feel free to skip my opinion, but I think some things you might want to work on is making your textures look different. Your hellboy piece for example the tentacles look slimy which is good, but his trenchcoat is overly highlighted from material, unless its pleather.
Your first piece the arena loses me a lil in that is the man killing everyone with one shot, why so much dust, and why are they all bleeding so profusely if he can kill them in one shot?
Nice stuff, your drawings are real nice. (There is always a but involved...) But, I think you can push the colors more. An easy way to start and play with them is to choose what is going to be the local color, and then play off it with selecting colors above and below it on the spectrum(think of an apple- the local color being red,the color of the highlight having yellow or orange, the color of the shadow having indigo or violet in it.) Another method of getting your shadow color would be to mix the local color with its compliment (forming a grey or brownish color) and adding a little blue.
Give these a shot and see if you can get some good color contrast going!