I made this still life when I was 15 (it probably looks it). Now, not too long later, I see several mistakes and areas I rushed, such as the log on the right and the left side of the rope. Other areas look pretty flat, and I'm aware of that now, but I feel that if I were to do this again, I wouldn't know how to do certain areas better. I've never received critiques before, only positive feedback (which I'm getting pretty tired of) so I desperately need some. Really, don't be afraid to tear this apart with your cruel words. I will love you for it.
Also keep in mind this was my first still life ever, as well as my first ever attempt with charcoal. I really need some advice on how to do this stuff.
Also also keep in mind I'll be applying to art schools pretty soon, so whatever advice you have that will potentially improve my portfolio is much appreciated!