A little bit about me: I'm an traditional oil painter that does landscapes (mixed with abstract/geometric shapes). I tend to sell most of my work at art fairs, etc. For the most part, I'm completely self-taught and trying to improve to a more professional level to get future illustration work.
This year, I attended the Illustration Master's Class in Amherst, MA and learned a ton of stuff and a lot of stuff that I thought I knew, but, realistically, didn't. One of the things that I learned was that my figure drawing abilities are extremely weak. Since a lot of book illustration covers involve figures, need to ramp up my skills on that.
So, time to work on it. Here's my latest figurative work. It would be helpful if know if there is any portion of the drawing that needs work. I know that I didn't do the face or hands, yet. I was thinking that, I would first focus on getting the body proportions done accurately and then work on hands next and then, finally faces. Once the pen/ink figurative work is reliably good on a regular basis, I will start moving over to doing the figure in oils.
Any suggestions on areas for improvement for this drawing?