hi all, this in an in progress version of a book cover for my illustration class this semester. it's pretty much my first color illustration and my first real involved use of painter, so it's taking me a long time to work things out (both from an illustration standpoint and a technical standpoint). i'm getting pretty far along, so i don't think i'll be making any overly drastic changes right now, but i'd love to hear what i'm doing wrong (and right, for that matter) so i can either make changes or impliment them into my next work.
anyway, i have barely touched the castle and the background, though the background is just there to support the foreground in this case and won't be refined too much more.
(oh, by the way, the name of the book is To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust. if you've read it, you'll know i'm not sticking too closely to the characters described in the book and it's got a different feel than the book really has)