I think the sacrifice of your black pencil was more than worth it if it produced this in the process. *stares* That is absolutely amazing. I love how, even though everything is very dark, you can still see the contrast between shadows and light, which (for me) is freakishly hard to do. I love his outfit and the detail is amazing.
Wow, honey, that's really impressive! The sword is just...can I have one?! I am really seeing your improvement with your figures. He has a neat pose(is that the one from your life drawing?), this is really cool. The only thing I can really say without BSing a critique is that his feet bother me a little. They dont look quite right. But your coloring technique, which makes up for it, is incredible! Very nice! Now I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing your other things!
wow. *sits stunned for a moment* that is amazing. the work you did on the black is just outstanding. I can nearly feel that fabric. And the fact that its all black but you can see where one piece of clothing starts and another finishes is great. Loverly!