The torso does bug me a little bit, like some of the other commenters. I think it's because of a few things: The equipment strapped to her back is barely discernible in value from the torso, and is positioned such that it makes the torso look thicker. The shadow shape that falls on her right arm, along with the little fold on her torso clothing just below her right arm does imply an oddly low-hanging bust, to me. Maybe that shadow and shape is supposed to be because of some more equipment hanging on her, like a shoulder holster or something, but it's hard for me to tell. I think the smoke from the gun in her left hand may be reading to some as modeling of the torso, as it did to me for a moment, thus leading to some odd impressions of her torso shape.
Her right arm bugs me a bit because of the tangent formed by her right elbow and the wall. Also, the way the forearm is foreshortened (along with the scarce definition of her hand) had me thinking for a second that she was a cyborg with a missing forearm; at first the gun looked to me like it was sticking out of her arm, as the remnants of an endoskeleton forearm. Does that make sense? Maybe it's just me who sees it this way.
Anyway, I know it's a quickie, but if you worked out some of the details of the rest of the body as thoroughly as the face, I think it would work better.
Wow. I wrote a lot. Sometimes I can't think of a thing to say (good or bad) about pieces, and sometimes I just won't shut up. As always, it's easier to be critical than to explain what works and why in a piece, at least for me, so I don't mean to sound like I am "ripping you a new one" here.
Her chest seems a bit odd. The steam in that area makes it seem as if she's got a breast too close to her midline. And her foreshortened left hand doesn't seem defined enough (it's blending in too much with the sleeve, IMO).
But other than those very minor points, I think she looks great. Love the scene you set her in. Love the steamy room in the background. Love the fact that she's tough and beautiful and is NOT some kind of crazy leather-clad sexpot. Yay!
I'm totaly with you on the left hand, but I think it's more about the hand and gun being far too small! It has the same size as the right hand that's further away, and at first I thought the left arm was amputated or something. Otherwise I like it, like that it's an unusual face. Although I must say that I like you environments and mechas much more! ^^ But hey one has to be able to do everything right?
Yeah I know I should've spent more time defining certain body parts, but man.. I freakin hate painting female faces, steals too much time its much easier painting some ugly guy. Anyways, glad you liked it!
i'm not trying to tell you what to draw next but, seeing how excellent this looks maybe you could draw a prequel pic of her and her teammates maybe? or a follow up pic showing her confronting the alien?