This is amazing and good job on the perspective. Hope he finishes writing before he gets found out. Is this all straight from your head or did you plan it?
A little thing to watch out for in your next projects. Everything looks like they are getting their own shadows from different light sources. The box and the person are the same, but the hand and pen aren't. Also, his friend seems to be getting a pretty different light.
No mistake, the shadows are gorgeous and well done, but inconsistent. Keep up the good work.
and don't let it be your last... yikes that is good... had to do a double take to make sure it wasn't CG, wow... i mean WOW.
great composition, the choice to incorporate the box was really smart, it helped build the whole 3d perspective illusion nicely, my one niggling 'thing' is the trapdoor itself, the perspective is slightly skewed, the door should be slightly increasing in size away from the hinge to nail that distance perspective, just subtly, maybe.
beyond that, and in spite of it, this is still a monster first effort. GOOD SHOW.