According to the cut and paste thread critique ,"The piece feels really flat because it is lacking any believable/dynamic lighting. Remember that form is shown through shadow"
I like the idea of the piece,but it looks like his shield is a giant chocolate bar,and his hand holding the spear looks like its fused to it.
Remember to do plenty thumbnails and get plenty of references for everything
A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."