The name said it all. pencils used: 4h, 3h,2h,h and 5b.
I just want to know if I have improved at all.
Hey! I'm not very familiar with your previous work so I'll just point out a few that came to mind when I saw this. In terms of rendering I think the skin might be a bit heavily shaded. The forms on the back are quite subtle and in comparison the shadow under the buttocks for example would be much much darker. As it is now I think the darkest shadow is on the back.
I'm not very good at critiquing rendering so I'll focus on the drawing instead.
I get the feeling that this pose looks a bit stiff. If you were to find the centerline through the whole pose it's pretty much a straight line. I think you can get a lot more charm and sensuality if you try to think about emphasising curves. Try to feel yourself sinking into the pose... I always start a drawing by trying to nail down the overall flow or gesture of the pose before fleshing it out.
If you were actually going for a metallic look on the skin, you need much higher contrasting (blacks and whites) and sharp reflections of her environment.
Judging your first SB Posts you Improved a lot! But still a long way to go.
If you look for a metallic look, that means the skin has no color itself but reflects the environment like a mirror. Also called Chrome Look, like the Silver Surfer. Get some reference of chrome-sculptures, like from HR Giger and do some texture studies of the material. Reference is the key, also for the figure.
A great way to improve, and I tell that a lot ;-) , is to draw lots from life, the people around you, and also attending lifedrawing sessions.
The Nezumi Works Sketchbook - Now in progress
My online portfolio
"Skill is the result of trying again and again, applying our ability and proving our knowledge as we gain it. Let us get used to throwing away the unsuccessful effort and doing the job over. Let us consider obstacles as something to be expected in any endeavor; then they won't seem quite so insurmountable or so defeating." - Andrew Loomis