All critiques and advice welcome, still working on this one just taking a break for a bit so I thought I'd share.
more images of this guy down below:
This is my 2nd attempt at using photos in my work to start off with, although by the end of it there is usually not much of the photo visible. I included the original image I started out with prior to painting, with a mirrored city blurred and the main shaped of the foreground buildings. Everything after that is paint.
original with photos visible
Just a quick update before I go in to work (serving tables, so glamorous!) Lightened up the foreground characters to give more contrast, messing around with motion blur on the ships, although not sure I like it yet so still toying with it. Going to be adding way more lights and details on some of the foreground buildings and over all just mess with the composition more to lead the eye around using small lights and such.