I feel as though I've hit a rut - and I feel like I've barely begun with it. :/ This is one composition picked from four thumbnails by a client, so I can't do many major overhauls with the angle/positions.
Any help with the lighting, rendering, depth, and anatomy would be greatly appreciated. (-Especially- the mans face. I am absolutely terrible with people faces. Oh, and my color pallet. I'm actually not quite sure what I'm doing with that. )
(And a bit of unrelated backstory: The four armed guy is a race of alien called a Vanguard, this one's name is Two-Talon. Guy just awoke from cryo to shut off an alarm. Two Talon awoke also, and come up behind the guy, because he has no idea what he's doing with the controls, and starts tinkering with said controls, startling the human. Hence their nakedness and seemingly awkward positions.)