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    Lava Golem

    Finally got myself to post something here. Hoping for some critique on the pic, so I won't make the same mistakes again. Overpaints would be great if anyone's interested.

    Fore- and background don't match too well...tried different things but none of them worked for me. Any ideas?

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    Lookin' good!

    For more realistic rock formations, especially on the golem, you can give them more texture and detail. Rough rocks have a jagged look to them with their bumps and can have strong shade and light to them. Hope that works out.

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    Is he trying to punch the little guy? If so, I suggest you pronounce this a bit more so it's easily noticed. You can do this by drawing the arm and fist back a bit more, so that the pectoral area is being stretched out. If not, use a more relaxed pose.

    I love the lighting here, but it could use an extra dose of ambiance; there's overall good shading but no areas of focus.

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    I wouldn't say your current background doesn't match. It's pretty convincing for a daylight setup.

    Another option, though: a dark background would make the lava very eye-catching and dramatic. Look up some lava reference photos to see what I mean -- the best ones depict the lava against a very dark reddish, bluish, or black background, to accentuate the glow.

    This might be a bit over-the-top, and maybe not what you had in mind, but here's a paintover to illustrate what I'm talking about.

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