So, Mr. Brown has liked all of my work so far, which is amazing because I've only used Photoshop for about twenty minutes in my life. I'm so suprised at how great his feedback is; he never makes fun of me and he always has great stuff to say, even when I messed up.
Here's what I've got so far. It's a poster for one of the books I'm working on right now. Mr. Brown likes it, but he wants less lightning feel and a lot more torn/ripped texture. Which works better.