One thing that come to my mind, in the composition... Isn't the rope a bit too long to actually feel like he's not noticed? As the perspective is twisted (like a camera objective), the down end of the rope show the actual location of the assassin, from the floor view. And I find that end of the rope quite close to the guards field of vision. Especially with the lights that are around. Those are candles... which mean lot of sources of fire to catch any curious eyes at every flicks of those tiny source of lights. From the view in the next room, it's a day time scene in a closed room, so people are even more sensible to notice light switch and moving shadows.
There is a lot of complex interrogation that comes from my mind while I look a this picture. But outside those "scenaristic" questions, it's a really good piece of work!
i love hwo you change that lighting in the last bit and suddenly the character fits in. Your perspective with some of those bottom characters looks a bit weird. Are they supposed to be different species or sizes or something?
Reminds me of a scene from the first "Way Of The Shadows Trilogy" by Brent Weeks when Durzo Blint raids the castle and hangs from the ceiling of the great hall with a black velvet rope in order to kill the king. A really awesome drawing! I love step-by-step works, we really get to see how artists work. Beautiful perspective and texturing.
looks nice, you do a fantastic job on perspective and and detail..! i would have maybe faded the background just a little bit to give more depth and breakaway from the character a bit. It all has the same level of detail.. actually i would say the background his much more detail than the character in this. Think about how the human eye would precise this in real life. the background would appear more blurred and faded and the foreground would be much more in focus. Also think about "a place for the eye to rest".. with all the microscopic details it gives the eye to much to look at and causes confusion.. i think its just the floor that bugs me idk lol.. maybe add more shine in the floor to fade away the patterns.
I actually think the background being detailed and sharp adds something to the mood of the picture. Its almost like you see all the people doing stuff beneath the character completely unaware that he's there, and since the focus is almost not entirely on the character it adds to the feeling that he's kinda stealthy
Just because its "not my style" doesn't mean I don't know anything.. could you care to explain what points you argue on before your comment even matters. Disagree on what? and btw this is a very constructive critique I love this artist work.. its just things to think about. anybody can improve.. sheesh..I've been studying art for 10 years... BA in Media Arts brahhh dude
Since it's not your style, your critique is worth much less than if you were, say, actually good at what he does. Not that it's poor critique, it's just irrelevant. It's like when poor pencil artists critique a photorealistic drawing - they just don't have merit. I'm not defending any of the points, I just disagree with you.
It doesn't matter that you've been studying for ten years, and the very fact that you're pulling it out as your safety card / qualifier is ridiculous and immature. I would care about your degree if your art was better, just sayin'. And don't take that the wrong way, please.