I’m terrible at giving critique to be honest, but I will give it a try. I would say that for being sketches your works are very good. Hands and overall anatomy looks good to me (except for the feet that look a bit small to me). Only crit I can think of would be the one titled sketch1. I think the left side (our left) of his chest looks a bit odd. Mainly how his right arm are attached to the body.
I have to disagree with you Shardshifter, I see quite a few problems with the anatomy. Mostly that it seems that it's drawn without a sense of functionality in places- muscle groups are just kind of there, all flexing. Find some good anatomy books like Stephen Rogers Peck's Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist or George Bridgman's stuff, do some studies, do some reading. Get in some life drawing, even if it's just people walking around or sitting having coffee. Look at the function of muscle groups, the why and how of their appearance when flexing, when relaxed. These are interesting characters and they've got personality, they just need some support of real-world reference to make the viewer believe in them a little more. Keep drawing.
In the first three sketches, the heads all look too large and heavy for the bodies they're attached to. In the second one, the head and neck look too far back; some serious curvature of the spine would be involved there. You need to move the head and neck forward so it's centered over the torso.
I like the last two pages, of the swordwoman and the two demon/djinn, a lot better. The straight-on view, though, is a very stylized pose, and makes them look like they were intended as, perhaps, graphic icons such as might be used in chapter headings in a book. (The two demons, especially; the swordwoman is rather too vertical a piece to work in that context.) If that was your intent, you might want to try stylizing them even further, reducing detail and simplifying the lines until they're reduced to their essential essence.
("essential essence" -- wow, that sounds artsy-fartsy, but I hope my meaning comes across.)
i dont care much about anatomical "flaws" coz i havnt never done any human anatomy study myself or some actual studies anyway like drawing paper full of hands or legs or breasts or some. i like these stuff
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