Wow! Thanks! That was amazing, did you write up that whole intro just now!? I sure wish I had that when starting out
And great points. You're absolutely right about the foreground details - I've been called on that before and it's something I'm trying to work on.
Good point with the lighting too. Shadows tend to get tossed into the ditch for me anyways and the fiery glow in this definitely threw me for a loop.
Glad to see others with an interest in Mythology. Its amazing to me that there are so many beautiful descriptions of places and deities of myth that have lasted for thousands of years. It's a wealth of inspiration and an illustrators dream.
Thanks again for the crit, I really appreciate it!