If the background is night/evening whats up with glaring highlights on him? Either someone surprised him with a camera flash or there's some kind of vibrant light that's overexposing only the face/shirt and not anything else, making no sense and irritating the viewer's eye. The wings aren't even lit up in the same way that the shirt is, and their texture is unclear. It's like you pasted wings and forest from another drawing- they are one dimensional compared to the figure of the man with mismatched lighting and color values.
Use photos for references of lighting, instead of inventing lighting when you still lack practice to do it properly. Contrast of the scene is unrealistic. Either darken the figure and his clothing to create a "sunset feeling": [link] or brighten the background to match figure: [link] [link] Practice interconnecting your own light sources and color values before you go around posting half-assed crits.
Do you really think that, the comment was an attempt to critique you? Oh my goodness, never! It was simple straightforward and rude poking the fact, that instead of openly doing photo-manips, you are trying to pull off an image of a painter, which I completely can't understand. But seeing you here I see that it hurt and worked Be decisive - either put more work into painting over to at least brush against real digital painting or loosen up a bit and really get into photo-manips instead of sitting in the really unattractive middle.
Anyway! Thank you for the not-at-all-half-assed critique and I'm sure to use your tips in my next work
reeeeeeeeally unaaaattractive middleeee? what evidence do you present for it being unattractive? Lets pretend for sake of your argument that my style is indeed unattractive. Then why are people faving it, and paying me money to DO MORE OF IT? Is this some sort of hideous backwards world where making unattractive things is rewarded with love?
There are hyper realist photomanipulators who work for magazine covers making models skinnier, remove moles and edit backgrounds. There are brushwork digital painters who do concept art work for video games. And then there's me - I'm a freelance illustrator with a personal style that's in between. My decisiveness lies in creating and sticking with my own style. I don't want to draw similar to what other people are doing.
The contrast is so nice in this aaaaah But if I may say, the wings don't look like they're attached to the figure. It also feels like he doesn't belong in the environment/background, but the wings do, since there's so much purple in the wings and not in the main figure. You could work on lighting and stuff for that, I guess, as the figure has harsher lighting than everything else. You're getting so much better at skin textures though! Love your art