Some skill but no soul... Might try more style next time. There's too much black and not as much design, so it's a bit plain. Good exercise, though, especially since I've forgotten how to paint from mostly memory and refs.
Since this is a character piece and the composition is pretty simple (maybe a little haphazard), the designs of the characters are crucial to the interest of the piece, and there just isn't anything too notable about these designs to give it much oomph. Maybe I'll return to the other composition someday.