First of all, great instruction Hardy. Just the beginning of this class was very helpful and what I needed to help me improve. I had taken your "Digital Painting: From Sketch to Finished Product" course a couple years ago when I was very new to art (I did the "Miguel" portrait painting then https://www.skillshare.com/projects/Miguel/33169?via=class-details-projects-page) and I saw a large leap in my skill from that class. I like to think yet again I have seen a leap from your tutorial here, and I will be watching more of these videos.
So far I have watched the howler videos and would love and appreciate any advice on improving myself further! Feel free to right click and view the full image because they are a bit larger then in the post. I feel I run into my work being too soft when working digitally. Here is my attempt at doing my own "Howler" with progress shots.