So i kinda changed things around a bit more
i wasnt quite happy with the first couple versions [while yeah, i still like 'em they just didnt quite feel "done". ever happen to you?]
so yeah. Kinda redid some things. I originally had the clouds as just a kind of gradient [didnt want to distract from superman too much] but it did end up looking kind of plain. so i went in and gave them a little form. tried giving the rest of the planet some kind of a water texture but it didnt end up working well here.
so yeah. i dropped the yellow light in the top right. ended up looking too green and eh. just didnt feel like it fit. so i dropped it. added some bright rim light to the right side. to really make him pop a little more. adjusted some of the contrast so the rendering gives him a little more form.
tweaked the space bkg a little bit. that one bright star by his head was distracting me too much so i ended up losing it
i like this one better
hope y'all do too