It may be because of all the different directions in the strokes that have been used there but the river feels kinda off. I like the leather jacket ^^ Could you explain how you two work together ? Does one make the outlines or sketches and the other the color ?
Amazing job on the clothes, as always! They're very sharp. But that makes it look a bit weird contrasting with the background. The background is detailed and clear, but looks different. The foreground is so sharp it looks almost animated and to me that just doesn't totally hit it. But I suppose that's my personal opinion. Great work!
I don't say that this isn't good, it just doesn't seem to fit to the art style of Magic. And by the way, check out Volkan Baga's work: he paints every little detail in oils and he doesn't mind if the final image is as small as a trading card illustration. These details give the pictures their "soul".
while i can agree with the 'sterile' style opinion, it might be fair to mention that adding littler details like fingernails in this type of illustration wouldn't be the best use of a trading card illustrator's time *_*
Exactly -- when the final published image is at such a small scale, it is far more important to focus on the major aspects of the artwork, such as composition, lighting and colour palette, instead of rendering out all sorts of insignificant, and possibly distracting detail. ( Not to mention that professional illustrators will rarely have time for that, as you've implied. )