Your entry to the "big" division of the PTV contest has really succeeded in capturing the cruelty that goes hand-in-hand with the pirate life, so a big
1) Try to give more "exp
ressions" to your pirates, to begin with giving them more suitable faces, but also by (eg.) letting "dance" the pirate that turns the wheel (they are supposed to have fun torturing, and if not they should act it to destroy their victims spirit).
2) I would have put the soldiers head halfway into the barrel, this way people could see the pirate executioner means "business"
3) More details to the torture room: blood would look nice in this particular case (to frighten their victims), a sword or spear that penetrates the skeleton?
Non-brick related advise:
1) Remember that it is your first pic that will be judged. IMHO the 3rd pic (the one taken from above) looks better, if you could take one that includes the two pirates in its whole.
2) A small typo in your text: eg. cannon blasts
. PS: what about adding a skeleton head beneath your beautiful texts? Look here if you are interested.
Nothing else, except for that you maybe should better centre the last pic as well, just to obtain a little better view. Personaly I think this last pic is not really necessary either, since the other side is so much better there is no need to include this side as well, and if you do I would advise to add another pirate guard instead of Captain Black again.
Edited by zorro3999, 26 October 2008 - 10:27 PM.