Alastair wading in the river off the coast of Avigdell, with the watchtower visible in the background.
The concept and creativity is very nice. The water ripples as well around him are very beautiful and well done so good job on that. The inclusion of the fire does well to draw attention and lead it up to his face which is another strong point. However, what I see as an overall issue with this piece is to do with proportions mainly. The facial proportions can be left up to taste at the end of the day depending on your aim but at the moment they seem to vertically long which makes his face a bit too exaggerated. If you were aiming for a realistic rendition the eyes should definitely come down along the face as right now he doesn't have much forehead. Another area to take note of is how the upper arm comes down into the forearm and hand. The hand/wrist and forearm seem to be a bit too small for his body proportions which makes it look frail. This is also partly due to the way the cloth on the bicep stretches back into the shirt. It makes the bicep look a lot bigger than it actually is underneath which also helps feed the illusion of the small forearm.
Thanks! I really appreciate all the thorough comments. I do tend to stylize faces and anatomy a bit, but I still strive for mostly-realistic forms, so thanks for pointing out the places that stretch believability.
Very beautiful pic!
Fantastic colour work!