I'm a aspiring artist, and I've been lurking here for... about two years now . I guess I was just a bit too shy to ask for help... So this will by my first post here.

I hope this is in the right place

Anyways, I was wondering if any of the artists here could give a few pointers on how to add motion to a piece? I've been trying to give a bit more life to my paintings by adding motion, but everything I've tried (blurring, smudging, speed lines, flowing hair etc) seems to either be not enough or too much.

Here's something I did pretty recently that I tried adding motion to (ignoring my horrible anatomy skills ). I think it was somewhat successful, but not nearly as much as I hoped.

Am I just missing something? A better composition? more indicators of motion?

Thanks in advance