This is just an early sketch, but as I plan to try to render him quite intensely and get it finished this week, I want to make sure that the overall proportion, perspective and so on, looks ok before I start digging in. As I'm quite inexperienced at drawing from imagination all kinds of crits and advice would be very much appreciated, not just only corrections but also tips on like, how you work more effectively and such. (I know there's tons of these all around this place, but if you come to think of something in particular that might help here, feel free to share!)
I haven't had that much of good references so far except from some photos of basset hounds, a manikin and myself. And I find it hard how to figure out how the clothing with all the folds and such should work out.
Anyway, I'll keep moving forward as I write. I hope It doesn't sound like I'm demanding too much, I'm just eager to know how
And again, I appreciate your time!
EDIT: Removed the two first sketches, to make it easier changing the thumb.