Hi guys, I've mostly been a lurker, but I'd appreciate any help I can get on this piece. I'm mostly having trouble with the lighting on the creature/creating a believable underwater environment (the design itself is kind of meh too). Also, I know the pose is kind of boring, but it was suggested to me to use a formal, guard-type looking pose. The creature is on a separate layer, so moving and/or changing size would be relatively easy.
This is due for class tomorrow morning, so any critique I can get is extremely appreciated!
Oh, and a day will come when I have time to contribute more to this amazing site!!