So I did this image a while ago and put a lot of work into it, but the reaction I got was mostly shrugs. To be honest I am not so thrilled about it either. I just can't really put a finger on the reason why. Could anyone point me in the right direction? So that I don't do the same mistakes again? I'm not really looking for the small things, but rather the fundamental reason why this image is not successful.
To add a bit of context, this is based on a book, and it's a concept for the shabby hotel where the main character lives. The book has a detective novel vibe, and also incorporates a lot of jewish cultural elements.
I would be grateful for any pointers, cheers!