I’m pleased with the way this turned out, but it just seems to be lacking something. Any advice on how to make something like this work would be appreciated.
I’m not sure what you want, but for me it looks like you did a eevee render with a single hard light source. If you did a Cycles render with a hdri it would look much different. The shadow would not be as sharp and there would be less of a monotone lighting to the whole scene. The GI would also help.
Spot on with the lighting advice. I should have just said the lighting and colors looked off. I’m still on the fence about Evee, it’s so much faster but the lighting effects aren’t what I’m used to from good reliable, accurate Cycles. Thanks for the tip!