This is a pic I started a while back of my character Fernando. Any critique you could give would be helpful, especially on the coloring, or how to create a background that will add and create drama but not detract from the work. I'm terrible with backgrounds, they usually end up as large fills of color. Also, sorry about the mediocre scan, like the shadows and the random dark stripes. My scanner is atrocious.
Thanks in advance for the crit!