Bowandbrush: Thanks, and I agree with the figures, will definitely do more studies of general gesture and anatomy to help me improve in that regard.
Hunchdebunch: Thank you. I'm glad my imagination sketches show what I learned, I'm much more confident drawing and painting them with all the studies I've been doing, so I'm glad to hear it's paying off!
razen_sketch: Thank you! I study anywhere from 3-8 hours/day.
sin eater: Thank you, glad to hear you enjoy my brushwork. I agree about the smooth look, I tend to overuse the round brush a bit too much after I'm done with the hard edges ones, so I'll try to go easier in that regard. As for textures, I consider that my strong point so I don't even bother tackling them for speedpaints.
I'm continuing my studies on painting heads, so I decided to do some speedpaints of various statue studies, which is a huge help in helping me further understand the forms and anatomy of the human head.