I see the envy of Teck and Glenn, and raise them one GAHHHH!!! Matt, you are sooo lucky!!!
It’s great to see your thread, and wow, traditional studies! Great to see that as well.
In terms of pencil shading, you should definitely check out the first few posts of Erich Schreiner’s thread:
Anatomy Thread of Erich Schreiner
He has lovely technique, though obviously it’s quite different vs. sitting in front of a real statue.
Mainly what these need is more of a sense of structure, and division in terms of planes…the hands I think could use a bit more of a blocky structure on top of which you might add curves to give a sense of their grace. Really lovely work on the second to last image of the back, I really like the sense of power in the musculature which you can detect. I think you’re starting to get some really nice linework around the upper right shoulder and arm, but a few of the forearm curves get a bit sharp. Really try to play those opposing curves against one another, all the way througout the body.
Awesome to see your thread, and I can’t wait to see more!