I haven't read the books but i like this pic. good movement. i like that the dark silhouettes are up top to give it some weight up there but it needs something down below to balance out the composition, maybe a pool of that black blood.
I like how you have used different textures to separate the different elements, thats very strong. You need to work on your forms and form shadows more. Once you get your form shadows working well and complimenting the textures fully your work will be awesome.
Thanks everyone Yeah I see what you mean about the form shadows....especially on the back ants, I did spend less time on them than the rest...i'll def keep at it
Not only the ants, but also his right arm.. it looks very flat. Try looking up some good examples on foreshortening. But yes your texturing is very nice, and when you get form down its gonna be awesome.
It's a great book, everyone should read it - read it now.
I agree with the comments about the right arm, the foreshortening is lacking. I also have an issue with the right leg being cut off - I think it is detrimental to the movement of the figure. The area around the groin is very dark, it makes the upper leg look flat and the torso look truncated. I like the way the ants in the back look, but the fact that the three are so different in color from the one he is fighting makes them look like they are painted on a wall, instead of being separated from the viewer by atmosphere and dust. I think his left leg and foot might be a little small.
I love the cover art for the first edition, I think it was by James Gurney. I will not read any edition that doesn't have this on the cover: