Thanks for the for the feedback! I will try to stick with the same type of exercises more, it's because I've been doing gesture drawings quite a lot for the past 2 years ( I didn't post it up here-it's all in my sketchbook) and now make my drawings do have that nice flow (only when I do free-hand though) but it lacks 3-dimensionality and the anatomy for my human stuff kinda sucks. So I've been more focused on learning proportions and such but now my drawings are looking a bit too stiff If I try drawing with guidelines... So I've got a lot of difficulty with balancing the two
For the blending, I did try tweaking with the opacity and with the soft brush, and I can say that the blending does look better! I'mm keep trying on making it look less flat, maybe there should be more contrast in the values?
And Thank you again! ( the first one is the original)