This reminds me of a story me teacher always tells me. There was did brilliant student that went to OTIS and eventually applied to work at Disney. His work was incredible but it lacked character. Disney wanted every object in every scene and ever scene to have personality. He didn't get the job.
I'm still no where near capable of judging the quality of different art, but if I had to say, your work has some great personality. I feel like anyone who looks at it can think of a story off the top of their head.