Henry I still think the rim lighting affect is not working as well as it could. I believe that you should use it more sparingly. Right now it's really cutting out your piece and making it seem flat. I would look around at some ref and figure out how this lighting scenario is most effective. I posted one of the first images I found on google to illustrate this point. It's like you have to choose a few planes, particularly around your focal area to hit with this highlight. Emrah Elmasli is a cool concept artist that uses the rim light a lot in his work. He seems to have a good grasp on this type of lighting. Good luck dude. http://www.nikonian.com.my/img/protips/SwitchOffTheLights/LightsOff.jpg
hmm yeah, i was trying to go for that, but I think I went overboard with the rim lighting. I'll try to fix it.Thanks,Henry
Hey Henry I feel like your pose could be a little more dynamic. I don't wanna set you back too much cause I know the boat is due, but yeah he feels pretty stiff to me, especially his harpoon arm. Also he's got pretty realistic proportions and treatment of his clothing, but his face feels kinda exaggerated. I'm not sure if you were going for realistic or cartoony, but I might push it a little more one way or the other so its not in that weird between zone. Just my 2 cents.