Thought the last days a lot about some things and how i can improve it, I wasn't really satisfied with the result. Now I am at a point where I need somebody who pushes my thinking or can help me
At the moment I am at this state
Used st0vens really helpful edit and worked on. I changed some major parts, especially the lighting (foreground, dragon's arm, midground), some textures (dragon's skin, other little things), and other stuff. Don't made a gif. Overtook his contrast sheme just to work with it. THe fire edit was great too, but don't worked it out. Just added a sparkle, maybe I'll make it that the mage deflects the fire.
At first one of the things is the anatomy of the mage, I thing the bigger problem was the reading of the position of his feet, because of this I changed the right foot to the left and made the right foot visible, if there are other problems i don't see at the moment, it'd be great if somebody can show me the issues.
(help lines could be useful)
Then there is another thing, i changed some of the colors with the darker fire colors just to see if there is a chance to get the heat of the fire.
I know it's a little bit eye-hurting at the moment, but I think especially in the foreground (podest, railing column, let the midground buildings maybe as they are) it could turn out nice. I also think it helps at the dragon's wings (don't edited the texture there, but I'll).
Now it's just the question if it's worth to work more in a directory like that. I think the focus will be save if I only use the darker colors of the fire ramp and it harmonises up the piece a lot. Of course there is some adjustment work to to but I wonder if the idea'll work.
The other thing is that I tried dither at the sky (don't added clouds) but I think it don't works. THe thing is that I am not really experienced with drawing skies and some basic tips would be quite helpful. At the moment I think a layered background and some interested composed clouds could be good.
Another thing i am quite not sure about are the midground tiles (the blue ones). Don't really thought about this so far, but I think there is also a better solution.
I really appreciate Helpful critique's. A special thank to Pistachio, Eyecraft and st0ven so far for their great help.