Thanks for your comments,
Image one - good point i’ll try that tonight
Image two - the hands joining together was quite complicated, by the time i’d got to it I was fed up with it. The image was from my sisters magazine, which i’d scanned in, the low resolution of the original scan casued the confusion I had with the conjoined hands. As with any similarities to other peoples work, It must be coincidental. Im often inspired by other peoples work, but I don’t like to copy them. I’d often take a colour scheme I like and try out on a completely different image.
Image 3 - The effect on the eye is due to the duplicated layer which i put underneath. The straps on her arm are part of her dress. The little circular motif - i think this dosent fit in as its too contemporary, so dosent work with the text and style. - What do you think?
Oh and please be as critical as you want because thats why i came here, I’m tired of showing my work to non-design/art freinds, who dont give me any feedback. I really want to push myself and i cant do that without any critical anaylsis.
Heres the original beach image>>