Wow, lots of great work out there!
At first I would like to ask one question:
At which o’ clock and in which timezone is the deadline set exactly?
I’m asking because I’m also working on an image and I’m not sure if I have to hurry and skip details or if I can keep working the whole sunday on it.
Next, a few words to some posted images:
@hsnubc: i absolutely adore the color scheme of your image. i think you should watch out for your shadows near the easles, for example there is a gap between the shadow of the left easle and the easle itself.
@onevishal: beautiful, light mood. in my eyes the staging/composition could be a bit improved, the upper part and the lower part of the image seems a bit empty to me.
@Gumby22don: First, you should watch for the ends of the hanging “lampadas”, they are floating. Do you want the light to look naturally or more likely artificially? To me it looks quite artificially. Maybe because the light from the windows looks quite exactly like the light from the lamps.
Another part of the image which attracted my attention were the doors, they seem quite flat to me.
@asinn: awesome!! i think, i would like it even better when the figures would be less reflective and had more of an “old-school look”.
@alkaaryan: nice approach! you should watch for the textures on the chairs, they are apparently the same on each chair! another recommendation: tone the blue color of the lamplight down, it is weigh too much in my eyes. the actual color of the light hitting the wood puppets is fine but i think you should definitely desature the color of the glowing lamp itself.
last but not least, thank you kanooshka, for hosting this challenge and giving us such a great opportunity to learn and improve our skills!