Work in progress - advice on improving overall quality?
I've been taking a little time off to brush up on my sadly lacking knowledge of perspective, anatomy, etc. This is the first piece I've undertaken alongside studying, and while I feel like it's an improvement over my previous work, the level of quality still isn't quite where I'd like it to be. I'm really hoping to put together some art worth submitting to Spectrum this year.
I'm about 90% finished with this piece, but I'd welcome any advice on finishing it out into a stronger image. If anything jumps out as particularly lacking, I'd really love to hear your thoughts on it to give me some direction for improving my work in the coming months.
The work in progress:
And the pencil sketch:
Thanks for taking the time to check this out - crits and/or brutalization on any aspect are most welcome!