Thanks for all the feedback, folks: it's much appreciated.
Yian, I think you're right about the scale of the foreground orc. I'll scale him up and possibly move him down and to the left a bit.
Dom, I'm struggling to keep the energy from the blotchy sketch and some of the looseness of those forms. I keep going too far and having to push things back. (But at least that adds texture!)
Hendryx, that is a great point. (<-- hahah, pun!) I was excited about the triangle, and how it frames the foreground character as he seems to pop out of it, but I definitely don't want to beat people over the head with it. I'm thinking that as I flesh out the spears more and push them further into and out of the space, perhaps it won't look as blatant. It's definitely something I'll look out for.
Again, thanks for all the thoughtful comments and encouragement!
Nick AvalloneAngryFungus Art Blog