NOTICE i posted a firther-along WIP, just scroll down to the bottom of page
I was commissioned by a local high school art teacher to do a self-portrait. I had just finished Bioshock 2 and was inspired to do a Bioshock themed self-portrait (yes, that is what i look like...i do not, however, dress like that). I have gotten this far, but now i am stuck... I dont know what to do with the background. As far as ive gotten in the thought process was putting a light behind me (hence the rim lighting on my face and inner sleeves). Other than that, I was thinking about putting a couple of streams of water falling from the ceiling, but its not a very complete idea. I was also thinking floating furniture (emphasizing telekinesis), but i fear it might be too busy for the composition. Please tell me your ideas for a background/ surroundings and why you thought them. I will credit you in the with the finished drawing for helping me.
Also, please give me any critiques you may have. I am new to this, i have not had any art education, so i need a little help with that. I appreciate every comment with critiques and ideas.
Please keep in mind that this is a very large painting (24 inches wide) so the detail is kind of gone in this small WIP shot. Also, if the image is too dark, let me know and i will lighten it up for you. For some reason, my computer monitor is very light but it seems normal to me because ive been working with it for a while.
PS. This is not complete yet, so dont say "I uh think uh you should work more on da pants ur hur" or "add some er light from the fire" as a critique, these are obvious things that i have not gotten around to doing yet. please dont mention them...they are of no help to me whatsoever. I need composition, color, balance, etc. critiques!