The scanner did some funky things to this image. The negative space has more shadow and smoke from the female's cigarette.Even so, it still is pretty empty . Also, seeing the sketch on screen instead of on paper really changes how I perceive it. And in a bad way. I know for the next skecth I'm going to play more with the composition as well as the female's expression. Seeing it on screen makes me realize it doesn't convey the story I'd like it to. And the hand. So many sketches of that hand and it still looks jank.
Man, it's like holding a painting up to a mirror and realizing it just looks totally wrong. What does everyone else think?