Spartan study

This piece took me about 4 hours to finish. The main aim was to improve the skill of painting from the reference without making any measurements and to rely only on my eyes. Also I wanted to pick and combine values more confidently. On top of that I tried to become a little more acquainted with smooth blending, but it seems it was a little bit too much. Looking forward to hearing what you think!

Here is the reference: Pin by Rorschach on sculpture | Anatomy art, Figurative sculpture, Art reference poses