This is an excellent illustration, man! I would like to see a little more grain, or roughness to the axe blade, though. Honestly, such a grab your eye and hold it piece.
So, this is the soulless, I'm going to chop you into little pieces, paul bunyan? Naw, he's just going to go win the lumber chopping contest and he's a little perturbed. :) It creeps me out that he doesn't have pupils though. Perfect color pallet for babe. Where do you get your smoke layers?
Awesome portfolio piece, Randy! The lighting and folds on his shirt are stunning! I agree that the tip of the axe blade could use some texture- like it's been used and sharpened a few times. And I think a few lines in his hat suggesting a knitted texture would help. And is he just looking really hard to the right? I think it would help to get a little more of his iris... Beautiful, piece!