Hi Conceptart.org =)
Okay first a couple of introductory words!
I'm quite fresh to drawing, I used to scribble a lot when I was young but I never got serious.
Last year I decided that I want to get into animation/concept art, so I found myself a drawing teacher and started my educational process[Main goals of which are to learn how to draw and make a portfolio for the univeristy]. I didn't possess much knowledge about form, light and not to mention working with colour, not that I can say I have now, but it certainly is better.
He's and awesome teacher but we still have several problems:
First- his technique and style, and generally his direction as an artist is towards the Fine Arts, so he can't really help me that much towards digital painting and the field I'm interested in.[He's a sculptor by profession]
Second- we don't do free works there as we mainly work on our technique, so my composition and other creative-drawing elements kind of suck.
So to get closer to what this post is about, I bought a Wacom intuos a couple of months ago with the intention of getting more into digital drawing, though I mainly scribbled as I didn't have time to get more into digital drawing. I started watching a lot of speed drawing videos in my free time, as well as a bunch of digital artists, and I finally said to myself that I'm going to start and finish something =)
Parallel with that I found conceptart.org from a video in Youtube and by looking at the works posted here I got inspired even further, also by looking at the post discussions ,one can say that the community here is an epic one , that's why I'm posting this here [ and hopefully will continue posting in the future as well ], plus there are people who have such a great knowledge about the industry and advice is better than gold for me =)
So this is my first finished digital piece(and one of the only without a model in front of me) , I should say I spent a considerable time fighting with the software because of my inability to use it. [I may have done a landscape but I'm equally if not even more interested in character design so, that's another important thing to mention]
P.S. - Sorry for the long post, but I thought it would be more helpful for whoever is doing the critique to know what my background is, as far as explaining is concerned. Also, feel free to give me a link to sources of information that you think might help me, free or not [Free ones are prefered of course!] ...aaand zoom out if you can't see my signature at the lower right corner as I uploaded the picture in it's original resolution.