Originally Posted by Joybane
It is a nice picture to admire, good job!
Since you've asked for constructive criticism, I'll try and examine it for points of improvement...
First thing that jumps out at me is that you haven't been entirely accurate with light sources. While your shadows are certainly nice, I notice that the shadow from the weapon and chair seem to suggest the primary light source is above and to the right of the viewer's shoulder, but there's very little directionality in the clothing, on-weapon and back cushion shadowing.
Also, the chair's proportions are slightly off -- The legs are short enough that if she were to sit in the properly, her knee placement would force her thighs to come up off the seat.
Anyways -- Your picture, and your talent, are amazing and I wish you only the best as you become even better!
Thank you for your constructive criticism (first one so far <3)! I agree with you, yes. I did notice my shadows/light sources are everywhere! I mentioned that in my own critique, and I just hope next time I commit to something as rendered as that one that I have the dedication to shade it accurately. That's probably one of the largest disappointments in that piece, in my opinion--my lack of persistence for light/dark consistency.... I mean... I tend to have trouble finishing things because I start getting bored. That's pretty much what happened for that illustration. I had so much interest in the beginning, then it dissipated.
As for the chair--the legs ARE somewhat short, but I think I compensated for that from the fact that her legs aren't bent at a right angle. I drew them at an obtuse angle because I was aware of the design of the chair, short legs and all. From how I see it, I am thinking the angle of the chair is slightly off; that might be the reason why the chair looks funky. This is probably due to my drawing the chair last, and my having to fit the chair to the figure when I should have drawn a sketch of the chair first, then placed the figure on it. While I was drawing it, I wasn't completely sure I wanted a chair initially, but after looking at the figure, it was kind of odd to have her floating in space, so I added in the chair.
Thank you again for your critique! It is mighty helpful!