NightDragon wrote: »
What are you looking to do, exactly?
You need to work on your hands. Draw lots of hands, your own hands, pictures of hands, other peoples' hands. Your anatomy doesn't seem TOO bad, but you're copying off of photographs for a few of these, right? Try to buy an anatomy book or two and try to learn the skeletal/muscle structure to the human body.
Try to also use definite light sources in your pieces. Work on your values/contrast. THe cat, for example - it's completely flat. I will say that something you did right was how you drew the fur in the direction it lays.
Aside from that it just looks like you need practice. Check out some really amazing, amazing artists and compare your work to theirs. What makes their work effective? Is it strong sense of color? Rendering? Texture? Form? Value? Figure out what makes the pieces work. Then compare those to your pieces. What are your pieces lacking? How can they be improved? Is there depth? Full range of value? Light source(s)? Proper anatomy/structure/etc? Another good thing to do is check your work in a mirror, or flipping it on the computer. Doing this really help to bring out flaws in your work you may not have noticed otherwise.
Rankenphile wrote: »
in the color picture of the chick int he bra and the hat, you're overusing the burn and dodge tools, from what I can see. It's a bad habit to get into, and it is showing in your work. Try to select the colors and paint them in a bit more deliberately, and you'll have a better understanding of how color works and more confidence in your painting. I'm not trying to rag on you, that's a trap I'm still working on getting out of, myself.