i retouched on the photoshop/painter assignment and i gotta say it looks better than the first attempt. i changed the angle of the stance, focused more on the forshortening along with many other minor adjustments. for comparative and convenience of viewing purposes i re-posted the first picture.
might give it one last go, but probably wont get back to it for a very long time. also, i had pretty hard time saving it to view on the web, being that the original is in adobe 1998. The colors came out all bland and almost monotone, but i think i fixed it by saving it in photoshop as “save for web” (a-duh! i’m such an idiot.) and made sure that it was sRGB instead. :p