@Bacon - I started the muscle bunch too far up on the arm and the shirt... I don't even know why I did that. I'll fix it next time I draw a guy.
@JJJorgie - You're right. I should study proper long sword grips.
@Gedeon - I'm actually not too sure about that one. It's all under his hair, but his neck is about right in comparison to the original guidelines. I suppose I'd need to make the hair curve around the head to show that it's actually there.
Thirty minute color sketch in Sai. I think I could make this look pretty awesome if I finished it, but I'll take critiques and fix errors in the composition and coloring before I go any further.
-I could expand the canvas and move the two foreground characters into focus, for one thing.
-I could move any distracting elements in the background away and focus on the characters.
-I could push time forward and draw a fight scene rather than a boring standoff.
-I could establish a light source. That's generally a good thing to do.
-I could study anatomy and grab some references so that I don't completely fail when I go back to finish this picture.