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This started off as a finished pencil sketch but I thought I might try and do a complete digital painting over the top of it. Firstly I wanted peoples thoughts on the picture itself, as well as the quick colour pass I did over it.
I really like the drawing--a lot of personality, and well done.
The painting, however, is not living up to its potential. What you really need to think about is determining a clear light source. Right now it's sort of coming from somewhere to the right, but try to nail it down exactly. And once you nail it down try to use the light to sculpt out the form by defining the lights and the darks. Strong lights and darks with some well-placed shadows could really make this thing pop.
The background really isn't working. For one thing, his cast shadow makes no sense and is probably aiding in the flat appearance. Try some other backgrounds and see what works.
Noah, I'm glad you liked the drawing!
Yeah as I say this was only a quick colour over and not anything close to the finished painting. I only used the background as a suggestion to what I eventually want it to be which is the inside of a tent with perhaps some maps, etc on the wall behind him.
I will also do my best at giving it a decent light source. (Something I do struggle with in my art).