It's hard throwing yourself to the wolves when you're not as good as you could be, but would still like critique.
I'd like to hear opinions on my work, not only on this particular piece, but what I could do as an artist to expand my understanding of the human form. I'm humbled by people who can sit down and, in an hour, throw out some amazing page of actiony comics, while I struggle to crank out the lines of this poor piece in about the same time.
I often draw from life, although I don't have the priviledge of any sort of art school, I do study human form in photos, whose effectiveness as a teaching aide is greatly controversial.
A little about the piece: Seth is a character who has been in my mind a long time until he finally made it into my first completed book. (He did not yet have skin -- not until the next story, in which he has donned the likeness of his creator.) I wanted to make something that showed not only the perfection of his humanity, but the elegant craftsmanship of his human-like musculature and structure beneath. If it matters, his muscles are made of a fictional metal that contracts and expands with electric current, much like human muscle fiber.
Anyhoo, I wanted to put it on a backdrop, but I didn't have a whole lot of time, so I gave him an admittedly rudimentary shadow. Despite any and all flaws, I hope it is still a desirable work.