A remarkable piece that has both an appealing color scheme as well as a good composition. The rocks are formed in a fairly unnatural way giving the image, with the colors, an alien atmosphere that works really well in here. Also, these rocks are nicely painted out; not too heavily detailed so that they do not take away from the subject.
Speaking of the subject, it is in a nice contrast to the background, really helping to bring it out. Sadly, it is not as detailed as it could have been. Seeing that this is the main focal point of the image, it should contain a little more details to give the viewer the chance to study the ship a little closer.
Value-wisely, it feels like the full spectrum has not been used. The darks are not entirely black whilst the brights are not entirely white. I guess, bumping up the levels could help increasing the contrasts and make the image appear less washed out. If you are, instead, going for that washed-out-look, you could also try to overlay some "artifacts", similar to the speckles and scratches often seen in old photos.
To help bringing in a bit more dynamics, it could look nice with some particles flying around. For example, the ship could have those close to the exhaust or some could have been blown onto the lens (or are hovering closely in front of it).
Overall, a really neat piece. Keep up the nice work!
BlackburnartFeatured By OwnerJun 19, 2011Professional Digital Artist
cant take C&C eh?
I had a very similar picture with a similar composition with two points of interest vieing for viewers interest, I was C&C'd to donwplay one and size up the other, and it drastically improved the image, I beleive the same could be achieved with this compositon, right now there just isn't much going on it
Yeah that might have been the case in your case. However, I've tried with a bigger ship, I also sized it down. Many things were changed and changed back when I did this because I thought the original composition was, in my opinion, better. Again, I'm sorry if you don't like it because I do
I understand your critique and I'm thankful that you take time to write it, sorry if my comments was too rough or something. Thing is that you said it when it was a sketch aswell, so I tried it while rendering but didn't think it was improving the image. (You can actually see my reply on your other comment: [link]) If this would have been a pic you had ordered the case would have been different but now it isn't. I did listen to your critique but I didn't feel that it was helpful. There is a slight difference there, mate.