Well, this is the first critique I've ever given- so please be patient with me if it's not very good. First of, I must say the girl is certainly cute. I like her innocent, happy expression and pose. Your colouring and shading are pretty good too. Her skin appears very natural thanks to the shades in her cheeks and under the hair. Those little highlights in the cheeks seem to, in my opinion, make it look a bit like plastic, but as far as I now, it's a usual effect in manga and anime style, so it's OK. You did well with the shirt's folds ans shadows as well, and I can tell you took your time to draw the hair. The colouring in general, as I said before, is definately good, and I like the background pattern you used.. However, if you take a more in-depth look, you may notice some parts that could be improved a little. I think that the main problem is with her arms and shoulders, especially with the left one. She is apparently shruging, since her shoulders are upper than in a neutral position, but it looks as if the left shoulder has dissapeared or become way too slim. The sleeve might contribute to that sensation because of the fold, so maybe you could be more careful with that. I'd recommend you sketching the limbs as if they were bars (one bar from the shoulder to the elbow, another from the other half of the arm). There are lots of useful tutorials on that score here and outside Deviantart, and I'm sure you must have seen them before. I find this technique very useful, it has helped me a lot. One more thing which I don't quite see is the proportion on her body. Personally, I think her head is slightly bigger than it should. The hair doesn't help very much in this because it has a lot of volume (I guess because of her hairstyle, not because I think it's not correct). I can tell it because I had that weakness when I was younger, and trained myself to find that mistake in my own drawings. Once again, tutorials here will help you on proportions. However, here's my personal tip; if you want to check if your drawing is anatomically correct, put it in front of a mirror and study the reflection. Try not to look at it as the work you've just done in parts- look at it as a whole. You will find mistakes that you didn't know there were I think it's because as artists working we tend to concentrate on the part that we are drawing, and forget about how they all fit together. At least that's my experience. Anyway, in overall it's a lovely image I do like it. I hope this has been useful and that it helps you improve in some way! I look forward to seeing more of your works
I really like how happy she is - it makes me want to smile too
I definitely don't have enough to say to give a full on critique (plus someone else already gave you a fantastic critique), but the eyebrows might be a little too low and it makes it seem like her eyes would be extremely thin even when open I do love all the shading you did on her hair; it's beautiful~ Good work!