I like how you used highlights with darker tones for bringing out this piece. The red accent is a wonderful choice. However you might want to try and shade it in like you do with normal shading. Just don't shade with your fingers when you add the color to it. Always wound up looking like blotchy crayons.
Reminds me of some of my older work. Very nice.
I would work on the angle of skull vrs. the ear positioning. I find that the way the ear looks for shading- indicating the angle/position that it is facing, is too far back.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this for me! I really hadn't noticed the shading on the ear doesn't really match his face, thanks for pointing that out. I see what you mean about the blotchy crayons thing too, the red was sort of a last minuet thing, and it really does show.
Ll I don't mind. I would hope that others would do the same for me. I just posted the first of my holiday line art. I just need to figure out what one to do next. I have done a lot of color art and worked with many materials. I drew a rose once and the cracked and "burnt" spot looked just like it was the same thing. I was proud of myself that day. That was when I discovered you could go and use that technique to make the shine on things more real and the colors bolder. Maybe you could try incorporating it in a sketch.