The way the opacity was used to signify the title, "talk" was a really cool visual trick. I like the colors that surround the guys head. The focus on the face makes it clear what the focus of this poster is.
DIY Tree Branch Seahorse **Mi(my) WAY: combine with the idea of the lit wood Christmas tree on the canvas, do any shape on the canvas then add lighting. Or weave lighting through out or around the seahorse or whatever u design.