thanks guys!!Poda: yes, the metal rings are just a test. i'm going to work on it in Zbrush; great idea to displace the flesh with it!
i think i see what you mean about the side view. i will try to correct. thanks for crits, you're very welcome!!
Highlander72: i had to open a dictionnary!!! yes, i do agree. i haven't drawn the muscles really as they must be...so, lets work!!