Hey guys, I'm working on a piece for a client that's been dragging out for a while - mainly due to my frustration with every stage of it. I've finally gotten around to throwing down some concept colors for the piece (mind, very very rough concept colors) yet I still cannot move ahead.
I've been poking and fussing with just the color concept all afternoon, and I still feel that I'm not doing it right. The library itself is supposed to be very dingy, old, and almost archaic in a way. It's been abandoned for a while (I'll add details like dust/cobwebs as I get further) but I cannot seem to lay down a decent color scheme to even start out with. For this reason, I would super appreciate some pointers or critiques on how I could move forward with this lovely commission. Thanks!
EDIT: Because I forgot to mention this before - the actual commission is for a Dragon Age OC, depicting the client's blood mage performing blood magic for the first time in an abandoned library. And because it was pointed out, I must note that the entire composition (the warped bookcases, perspective, multiple vanishing points, and streamlined style) was a specific request of the commissioner, so I cannot and will not be changing that. I only need some critique and/or suggestions on the color. That was my mistake for not pointing it out sooner, I apologize. Thank you so much!
EDIT 2: Updated with the final version! Thanks, everyone.