WHAT IS THIS travesty. I fail to see why no-one has commented here after your dry patch....i guess ill be proud to be the first. First of all well done for finally making a sketchbook! a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and all that.
The first piece seems to be the best in my opinion! I like the coloured background but i think youve used the skin tone on a bit low opacity on the top of it as the purpley blue tone shines through oddly (unless its a low opactiy gradient?) -are you using a tablet bud?
The proportioning on it seems pretty good too- if i can spot anything which needs correcting its *possibly* the slope/curve of the neck ever so slightly and bring the hairline a bit lower at lower down by the ear.
Give that piece an hour + more refinement and i think you'll be proud of yourself.
I DEMAND MOAR.
Never Attempt the Possible;attempt the impossible and even if you fail,you'll fall among the stars.