Call me impressed
I love seen finished pieces in pencil.
Great value ranges and textural element. Composition is also top notch.
Also, Kudos for conveying the drug trip so well - that's a tough one to have attempted.
Now for that one thing that keeps bugging me. Everytime I look at the piece with all the people gathered around the card reader/player. My eye keeps getting drawn to the girl kneeling in the center of the composition - specifically her left leg. Going by the details on the shinpad it appears the knee is pointed straight out of the picture plane, which means her thigh is running straight back in the picture plane. The problem is this would put her thigh dead center in her crotch as you have her seated. It looks very dislocated and seems to me the knee should be pointing more to the left or the whole shin moved to the right, backed by some foreshortened thigh.
Xia thinks I'm wrong, and I may well be, but my eyes cant leave it alone so somethings going on. I may just be misreading the armor.
Good job though I'd love to see more.
Ssssh! listen....you smell that?