I've figured out what was bugging me about this piece, and what was bugging me about my art in general! I don't know shit about proportions. It's pretty obvious problem when you think about it.
Anyway here's the revised sketch. I moved, resized, and refitted some stuff and now it is no longer pissing me off. I still need to refine it before I start applying colours, but I think I am pretty much done with this sketch.
Also the shorts are making a comeback! Whooo.
I was not joking when I wrote that I don't know proportions. I managed to draw human beings for 8 years without actually knowing most of the head measurements. I knew some basic stuff like the croth being somewhere in the middle, some stuff about the torso and how long the arms are supposed to be roughly but untill very recently I never really cared about the specifics. I always kinda went with my gut and then surprise, surprise I have to redraw everything 10 times before it looks good! How the fuck have I gotten any money from drawing is beyound me.
Anyway, I've started properly learning proportions yesterday. I've learned that I draw people 8 heads high. That was interesting! That's a bit much. Maybe I should scale down to 7, 7.5 in the future.
I wonder how many other obvious things I am missing?
Anyway, have some exercices that I should have been doing 7 years ago: