Nice typography. I like the way the words are scrunched into the shape, and the textures running through the image. However, the lighting source seems inconsistent. According to the text, there seems to be a light source in the bottom right hand corner, and a larger and further away light source from the front of the image, but the lighting source for the nest and wall seem to be in the upper left hand corner. Also, I'm not sure what the tree and nest have to do with the saying, which is "never say never." The concept eludes me.
you are absolutely right. i really didnt take much care of the lighting in this piece.and lighting in general is a point i really have to improve.i hope u will see some advancements in the near future.
in this time i tried to "3d" some of my sketches in PS to make them look a bit more interesting.(the other ones are just at dA atm) so in this one there is not really a initial concept behind the choice of textures. due to the shape of the typo, it reminded me of the ingrown carvings on the bark with some initials in it. to carve the heart readable into the bark seemed to include a bit too much work and modifications for this purpose, so i chose to take a simple straight woodtexture to make it look like its standing out like a cut off branch. at the end i put in the nest to keep the eye away from the incorrect angle of the bark behind the branch.
thanks a lot for your comment! i would love to lend your eye for some future works. :)