This is an illustration I did for novel “Girl Exorcist 4: The Shooting Star Under The Moon”, published by Spring publication in Taiwan.
In this illustration, the girl who wore the bunny costume is fighting against evil spirits by weaving the mysterious robe.
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You can also visit my blog page to see how publication made the layout for this illustration while put it on shelves!
This is awesome! Overall you managed to scenario that caught my attention and search plots and details.
I do feel that you are very keen on details you already control which it great but there are still issues to discuss on composition and a bit about technique.
Again keep in mind that this is very nice so on a scale from 1 to 10 we are discussing from 9,5 and above.
Conceptually I feel the action, drama, movement and all but the guy in the back is a bit too relax. I mean say that this is a reflex movement from the girl's side to attack the monster but the guy is not surprised, it's almost as he lured her into this decision.
Next is the composition, which is the most intriguing because although it should be dynamic, and pretty much it is, still is interrupted by the details on the female figure. You can do a quick test, and I suggest this every time you work. Desaturate the picture and add more contrast (less mid tones). You will see fractures of white sprinkled everywhere in the left side of the picture (mostly because the light on her bunny ears and casted light on the ground). You would probably consider this in the future to be less complicated and easy for the eye to follow (force line). Of course, being figurative and all helps but the brain tend to follow simple equations.
Finally is the texturing. I know, sometimes is hard to make the artist vision fit the picture, but still there are details that physically stand in our way. The texture on the stockings is quite incorrect. The grid on the biceps femoris should be at least equal to the other leg, if not a bit large because it's in front. Also the texture's curvature on the shin should go downwards (flipped vertical in this case).
I think you nailed it with the characters and drapaj, materials and all. This still relates to the texture topic, because I need to mention that golden dust in going in the back. If you add that much details in the back means that you should add more to the front. Indeed it's not needed but I hope you get the logic. It's somehow a compromise that we create, again for the brain, to send a clear message.
Please take in consideration that I understand cultural diversity and I respect the concepts that come along with it. It's my way of learning to be objective and well balanced when someone asks my opinion.