Looks good, but i think the BG stands out too much, like TO is blended too much into it, he needs to stand out from the bg more.
I'm not feelin that text either, and its too dark, blends in too much.....fix those and it could be lookin pretty sweet
1. Text. Make it blend in more into the BG. Use the surrounding colors and make it a little darker or light. Also, perhaps try different blending options, etc.
2. BG is too dominating. It kinda takes your eye away from T.O. I suggest putting the BG as a overlay/softlight over a stock pic or whatever.
3. Lighting. I like how it goes from light to dark (top to bottom) on T.O.
Nice job though. It'll look pretty good without the text too.
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