zou; Thanks man. Those are good points. Strict critique, but necessary. It's strange because I thought I was doing fine and I am only noticing the mistakes now. I'm trying to make a good character illustration for a portfolio but it's not yet working out. Thank you!
Angel Intheuk; Heya Angela. I feel I've got many different things to study but perhaps I need simple color/value stuff the most. Can't cut it yet on the technical side. Thanks for the critique on the illustration side as well. It's strange because the points you made about losing edges and using contrast make a lot of sense but I always lose track of those along the way. Meh, moving on!
MrFrenik; Thanks man! Yea I liked the topic, nice to have some company in the IDW. I also added some critique so you might want to check back. As for the Spartan Camp - just give it a try and see if you like it!
Photo-studies. Trying to understand value and colour mostly. Need to fix my clumsy colour blending too.