It's been a while since I last posted in this section but last time I got great feedback and it helped me improve the picture a lot.
So here I am again. I'm having difficulties with this image.
The concept : It's a kind of alien amphibian bird, living in a mangrove type environment. It climb trees with its claws and lies head down hanging by his one foot claw waiting for fish.
His hand claws can go into a pouch on his sides for when it swims underwater.
There are several issues with the presentation of the animal itself : The one foot isn't very obvious, the pose doesn't quite work, especially the legs and tail but what I'd like to focus on is the lighting and the rendering.
I wasn't able to really put forward the different textures (beak, skin, claw) and the lighting is very diffuse and I wasn't able to make a real choice. It probably lacks contrast in terms of both value and colors.
Despite knowing that I can't quite manage to improve it.
So I'd be glad to have your suggestions, critiques and redlines/overtain if you feel like it.