Very masterfully done. The wargs are full of energy and very menacing.
However - the central figure - the horse specifically - lacks the same dynamic you used with the wargs. He looks like he's going on a playful romp instead of being surrounded by snarling evilness. You might want to look at the gaits of horses as a reference. Also - there lacks a certain movement in Legolas' hair and cloak, whereas you indicated movement in the mane of the horse and the cloak of the orc.
I would also like to see a bit more contrast -I think more dramatic lights and darks with the main figures would make more of an impact.
The palette you've chosen is wonderful. Nicely done!
It is apparent that you have a fantastic handle on anatomy and that you're skilled with water color, but the composition of the image is very flat and void of drama.
By using an eye level profile shot it feels as if the viewer is causally watching the scene from a safe distance; they are not engaged in the scene. Further, all of the figures are in the middle ground, eliminating any depth in the image.
A simple way to add depth would be to move the pursuing Orc towards the camera. Right now all of the figures look like they're in a line. Moving him closer to the camera will make it feel like the scene is taking place in 3d space. This fix doesn't address the drama issue, though.
An exciting way to create a dynamic shot would be to move the camera over the shoulder of the pursuing Orc. He would be in the foreground, while Legolas and his target would be in the middle ground. That would add depth AND drama to the piece. Most importantly it uses composition to help tell your story.
This piece showcases great talent, and if you can get a grasp of using composition to tell story your art will truly be incredible.
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Finale - Tokien's Legacy". You can find it here: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar… ^_^
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