This is really beautiful! the only thing I can see is her skin tone is too similar on her arms and leg. I think the further away arm would be darker and you should put a cast shadow on her leg from the cloak. Also maybe some decoration on the pillar...maybe.
should the swirly-doodles on the wall right behind the woman go a lil darker? I feel like they pop out of the shadow a wee bit.
This is really impressive. You have taken a huge leap up from anything else i've seen from you. i only wish the facial expression on the girl was better, and the creature she's stabbing felt as dimensional as she does. Great job.
I think that the dying creature needs some emotion. Maybe have his head flailing back and screaming in anguish. This is sick overall though.
Nice piece man, looking really solid! I agree with Dave and Alex about the creature being stabbed, would like to see them rendered out as well as the people. Also, as wide as that sword looks it seems like it would be protruding out of the creatures back.
btw, it's a minor thing, but if you got some reference for her cape and did it up right it would do alot for the piece. i can guarantee that c.f. will tell you to work on folds.
cool piece, reminds me of shelly wan's work a bit. I agree with the previous comment of rendering the creatures out more. Also, in order for the live figures to stand out more, I think a starker contrast would help a lot. I know the darkest color in the main scene is a dark reddish brown. But the dark cool color in the upper left corner is darker than that. Since the figures have such bright lighting, I would think that they would also have the darkest contrast (like a cool dark dark).