Very wise words. Nothing like an Assassin's Creed picture to lighten your day. For a practice this is excellent, it doesn't matter if its slightly messy or unpolished or whatever word you want to use, the flaws make them better.
I have to say it's nice to see a man with hair on his body for once. They usually have chests smooth as a baby's bottom. :v As always, I just love your way of using color and shading! This sure looks pretty amazing. C: