Darren wrote:You deserve cups and medals for being so good. Can't believe people are offering "constructive criticism", as well. No one here is anywhere near your level.
You don't have to be on someone's level to give constructive criticism, obviously - people can still point out flaws and give advice on how to improve it, even if they physically couldn't do it themselves.
I think you're really good at understanding how colours and shadow react with each other, it's what makes you such a strong painter. You really know how to look at a photograph or drawing, and put it on to your own paper. I'm assuming you do trace some of your work though, such as the breaking bad poster, and perhaps the Rango one? I'm not entirely sure on that one. It's obvious because of your poor (in comparison) figure drawing seen on the nude male/guitar player drawings.
I think you should definitely work on figure drawing - it's some of the most basic/helpful forms of art in my opinion. Getting good at drawing human anatomy and musculature helps your flow, line quality, and understanding of almost everything else. I personally also find it very fun to practice.
Regardless, you're a really strong painter - your understanding of how colours work together is definitely your largest strength.