Not too experienced with larger sprites like this but I think it turned out alright!
The demon and his club are really well done, but I particularly like the light on the pillars from the torches. I'm a sucker for atmospheric images and that background is full of it.
I do agree about the contrast but I've also just seen your updated version on the forum and I personally think it really makes this pop.
This definitely did turn out alright. If I were that soldier, I'd just high tail it out of there lol. Contrary to other beliefs, I somewhat like the dull colors. But it certainly doesn't hurt to go back and see what other options look like.
Hmm I may not go quite that dark but I do plan on going back and updating the colors a bit after the comments I've gotten across social media on this. Thank you for sending that! Gives me an idea of where to go from here
I really like the look of this.
Based on Quiara's comments I wanted to see what adjusting the background palette looked like - I think the results are interesting:
That's one spooky-ass demon. The big rock club is really well-rendered too.
My only problem with this piece (and the piece you uploaded before it in the same setting) is that the colors are so washed out! I would expect a brighter set of characters on a dark background, especially in a video game context. Same with the HUD elements - they really shouldn't be blending in to the background.