ALRIGHT! It's time for me to give a critique again This time around I'm doin this for a very great supporter and TERRIFIC friend It's the least I can do him for all the encouragement and pep talks So Here i go
When doing a critique for a project like this, I can't really judge based on the content, since I haven't read the final story yet, so i try to examine if the artist is getting their point across and how well they do it. This is one of those rare exceptions that content matter did encourage me Since I have an obsession with the RMS Titanic, the history behind it, and especially the James Cameron Film (and even "A Night To Remember"), I thought this would be a great image to review.
Based on what I see here, I believe that the artist has done incredible work on selling this idea of a homoerotic story based on the Titanic tragedy. The placing of the Titanic on the bottom-right side works very well to guide the viewer's eye to cast above. It also feels natural because they're parallel to the ship's angle The overall image really stands out to me because I would never have even thought about placing a homoerotic aboard the RMS Titanic. The overall idea totally is a shock and surprise as well.
The technique is great. I do have to say the image looks very much like a movie one-sheet. The elements are blended VERY well and don't have any distracting artifacting either. You obviously took your time in making this a seamless as possible. I also give lots of credit for NOT going to the extreme route and having the models shirtless. If it did have that, it give it a much more "porno" look than this final image has.
If anything at all, I'd say that the color palette the only real flaw I could see. The choice of using a greenish-yellow tint for the actor's segment is a tad unflattering, but nothing too big either. I would recommend using a more brownish-yellow to give it a vintage SEPIA-look instead. It would help sell the "Timelessness", so to speak
Overall this is great piece and well crafted as well. While the subject matter may not be everyone's tastes, this piece does something very different, in a very bold way. And that is what gets the credit in the end.