Quite an eyecatching piece of work.What draws you in is the contrasting darkness and light.I especially like the model used-The cloaked darth vader-like garb adds the feel of sorcery and medieval magick to it.The concept as a whole is pretty imaginative. However,there are a few things that seem out of place a)lightning in the background would have been cooler had you added a larger background with perhaps night/stormy sky. b)the globe is not in his palm ..it seems to be resting on his wrist! c)why the lens flare?theres's no light source that justifies it being there..it looks pretty cool though also the globe in his hand seems to be vaporizing away with smoke around it...i don't know if thats what you were aiming for so it isn't a negative really. Overall,yes you should submit it to the competition simply because its cool
I think it's a beautiful concept as well. I love the angle and the detail. Did you use actions to create this or just keep tweaking the contrast, tones, and shadows till you said "AH HA! IT'S COMPLETED!!"?
Haha, thank you, I'm really glad you like it! I don't think actions can REALLY get you what you want sometimes. I mean, it's very good and all, but you have a specific feel you want and the action just doesn't always cut it. xD