The only one of these 4 ideas that actually uses another person’s stock photography. In retrospect, perhaps could have spent more time choosing the Stock Images, but at the time I thought they were the best for the idea I had.
I think that I have cut this image out well, the retouching is subtle but effective but still I am not over keen on it.
Why? The way it seems to me, is that when a real 3D person leans on a 2D object its going to look prosthetic and flat, which is exactly what I think has happened here.
Maybe look into this?
I think the reason this one looks so poor is because the image I began with was poor. The outcome can only be as good as the input.
The speech bubble looks cheap and childish.
Maybe look into redoing it?
There is an issue with the background choice that I can’t quite put my finger on. I’m unsure whether it’s the specific colour or just that it is a solid block of colour, making it look fake.
I will play with colours and effects to see if I can solve this issue.
My favorite of the four. It sums me up in an image, solving exactly what the brief was asking of me. It has a graphical design, showing what I am (want to be)