I'm new here and I admit that I'm still extremely green when it comes to the finer points of artwork. I've been doing my best to do high contrast studies/etc in terms of color, and have only recently gotten to a point where I feel like my skills with color are going somewhere. I use primarily Photoshop and, at times, OpenCanvas (which means I desparately need to switch back to traditional mediums someday) and have been 'stuck' doing anthropomorphic work since it pays the bills. At the moment, those are the best examples of the work I've got, so there you have it.
The first, 'Tokyo Ghost Stories,' is lacking a concrete background even though I feel like the lightsourcing itself is relatively sound. The commissioner is willing to accept it as 'finished' but I'm not so sure I do. This started as a pencil sketch and got colored over in Photoshop CS2. If you saw the original version you'd laugh your collective asses off.
The second is 'Seven Lives' which is still a work in progress. I admit that I'm deadlocked on whether or not dodging the blacks is a good idea in this case. This was originally an inked piece, scanned in at 600DPI so scanning it in lineart wouldn't make it look excessively choppy, and the lines were colored in.
This last one is 'finished' but it looks so muddy that I can't help but want to change a whole lot about it. This is 100% digital, sketched, inked and colored in Photoshop.
That's about it for the immediate moment. Any comments and/or critiques would be highly valued, especially if you intend on ripping me a new asshole in the process. If redlining works, go for it.