And so god gave men free will...
my crit is that without your forum thread title and maybe even little snippet of text, I would not have known what this image is about, other than a brightly-colored, over-textured bug-man.
It does have a nice, loose style- and the colors are definitely eye-catching- but far from realistic. The pose and anatomy are "hardly there"- what I mean is, the piece is totally dominated by your saturated colors and levels of texture- almost making it an abstract piece. It's ok, but personally I would like to see a little more thought into his gear and telling a "story" than what you have here ATM.
Just my two cents- Great work. Keep it up and let us see what else you got!
This looks good, but imho the whole gas-mask-metaphore thing is far too clicheed and belongs to the conceptual thinking on a school grade. I don't want to sound too harsh, but that's just what i think.