As I was looking at the picture, I noticed that a lot of the color appeared absent, or was very faint/washed out. This might be due to the photo uploading technique. With more color, this image would truly pop out. Giving color, wear and tear, and character to all the stones can help fill in parts of the story of the well, which allows the environment have its own character. I do like how the lines are drawing the eyes to the bottom of the well, focusing the image on the slowpoke. But there are some things about the stones which I would like to comment on later. As far as balance in the image goes, most of the image has something to look at, so can’t say much here.
Slowpoke. Looks like one, vaguely has the color of one, definitely has a face that I could see it having. Other thing to watch out for: perspective. Slowpoke’s rear right foot is showing under his body, where you show the front legs as being fairly spread out. The back legs would likely be in a similar position, but you have it more or less seated on his leg. Its something you need to be aware of if you work on more original poses in the future. I’ll be nitpicky here, the tip of the tail is a bit wobbly, which can detract from the overall form you are presenting.
There’s a lot of good here, but one or two things should be thought of for future images like this. Starting off, you put a lot of effort into drawing out the separate stones that made up the well. This shows a lot of time and effort that you into this image. But, one problem with the stones is that they are aligned vertically. In the real world, something like this would never work correctly, the stones would all be forced into the well by the pressure due to dirt outside. It is one of the reasons bricks and stones will be alternated in rows, to give them additional strength. Such realism should always be carried through to drawn images, even though it will take more work. Another bit that should be considered is the puddle. Slowpoke’s foot should likely be partially immersed, it looks to be walking on water. The final complaint would have to be shading. With the limited colors able to be seen, I cannot tell if there is much shading going on. Shading truly gives an image its realism and shows the viewer where the light source is.
1. COLOR! - Perhaps try using a better scanner, or color the image using a different medium. Shading also fits in with that.
2. Realism in the details - Stepping the blocks and making the water more interactive.
3. Position - Slowpoke’s foot needs to be placed correctly based on the perspective.
I’d like to see a lot more color & shading on this one.