While this is unfinished, I think you have a wonderful start. I especially like the brush strokes on the hair and the tentacles. I feel like there's a lot of empty space on the top half of the image. Maybe move the title up there?
This looks like a great start! I think you may want to reevaluate your font choice at the top and that the title text is too close to the image, but I think the color palette and the imagery in this are spot on!
I think that if you wanted a great texture for the blue you could easily use the title as the background. Blending the title (really big) with the water would be a great integration of type and image. I think this looks great.
I like the concept behind your work. I think that with all the empty space in the middle you could either make your mermaid bigger or add something else up there. My focus is on the bottom of the poster. I like the darkness towards the bottom of the poster, it adds to the scariness.
Very cool. The dark colors and hidden monster make this look like a horror movie poster. The detail in the women and the brush strokes really show that you know whats up. The thing I would work on is the type. It is difficult to see on the bottom and the font for the top is a little too relaxed for this image. You also need to put the other movie info on the poster (when it comes out etc.)Something else to think about...a different texture for the water could be nice. it looks good.
Very creepy twist on the little mermaid. The dark water and figure give the jaws shark attack feel to it. I like the space given to make you feel that the character is deep in the dark depths of the abyss but I would lighten up the color of the text on the little mermaid. You could also try using some textures in the tentacles or the open water.
Compositionally, I think you did a nice job~ It feels well balanced, and there's a nice weight to the piece. One of the first things I noticed- I wasn't quite sure if she was wearing a strange brownish body suit or if she was naked- but I know it's a WIP as well. One thing I'd love to see in the finished deal was if you added that spidery-light underwater texture (to use the technical term here) just to really help it feel like it's underwater. Even just light filtering down through the water? Or bubbles coming up from poor drowning Ariel. I'm not quite sure where you're planning to go as far as the rest of the text, but I'm not quite sure I like how the top text looks. It doesn't really pop, and it feels detached from the rest.
the fade to darkness in the piece makes it look very ominous and mysterious. however, its a little bland towards the top. the since the tagline is dark on a medium dark background, it doesn't really pop. maybe you could add some sort of soft light beams or glares coming from the surface... just an idea. also, the title is a little dark, which is okay, but maybe giving the letterforms some subtle highlights (similar to those on the tentacles and figure) would make the title more visible, but still dark/gloomy
Okay, the revision looks MUCH better. The lighting effects of the water are really cool.
I LOVE the water texture on this. I think your version with the additional lighting and textures is awesome. In fact, it adds a TON of depth to your poster and makes her seem really alone, but in a vast sea rather than a flat space. I think that the way yo'uve handled her being pulled into the darkness, plus her gesture, does a ton for the mood as well. There is a little weirdness in color going on with the bottom slug of your text - I would just re-type it rather than clipping mask it, That way you can match the color and control what you see. I would also shrink the title text to about 75% of what it is right now. And also shrink the tag line above it about 50 - 60% and maybe make it light purple or the same color as the shines on the tentacles or something. That way it won't get lost! I love how youer' bringing the red of her hair back into the piece in the text, too - that looks awesome. Your rendering of Ariel is great, too - I love how your'e handling her hair. It's really stylized, but I love the lighting. I could see you do one more row of feint cliff walls behind the ones you have in the foreground too - faded out - so that it looks like they're getting lost in the murky waters! Great job on this!! :D