No idea why you would upload a zoomed up pic when PJ has zoom buttons though
Then you guys haven't seen Cure's tutorial; specifically this piece.
I agree with Hapiel. I am usually against dithering, but the way you used it throughout the piece works well.
great work ! i love the shading of the blade
Very nice! The near black shadows work really well for him. Also, this is a rare example where dithering on shiny metal doesn't disturb, and even contributes!