Cool to see you got round to doing your render. It's certainly looking good. I would say that his arm piece is slightly blurry and a bit dark too as Marsyas pointed out. It's much brighter in your previous render and almost draws your eye to it. In this version my eye gets slightly drawn away instead. Damn good stuff other than that
Hopefully I can get round to reworking my one soon
Thanks guys, point noted on the softness, I don't dislike it though.
I didn't render it very big and as it goes into a portfolio with standard size pages I needed to resize to get to size I wanted for that page but I got in there all that I wanted, and I can live with that little softness, I like the feel it gives it actually. The dark harpoon is deliberate instead, I need a strong value there to make it work as an illustration, I don't want the harpoon to be the centre of attention.
But of course it's a nice feature and I didn't want to lose it, that's also why I added the props as icons on top, because I wanted to show the design work that's gone into them.
Anyway, when I have the time I give it another go and see if I can manage to re-do the thing with less softness and see if I like it more.