Hi, I'm 15 years old, and have been doing art 'seriously' (as in at least doing some art almost every day. It's not the best system, but between school I don't have much time) since I was about 11/12. Sadly, I started my drawings copying manga/anime and learning through that. I have now been trying to do more realistic studies, although usually I get distracted and do a a more 'cartoonish' style, which I feel comfortable in. I don't think my realism is sub par, although it certainly could be improved. Anyway, I have never had any criticism on my personal work, so if someone could tell me if my basic understanding of shapes/lighting and colours is okay, that'd be great! Also I realise the brushes used on this give it quite a strange effect, that doesn't really suit the tone of the picture.
(Also please ignore the watermark in the top corner I just posted it on my blog)