Conceptually and compositionally the work is very strong. The isolated face on a plain background gives an obvious but powerful focus and it allows us to explore the character of the face and interpret it. We get a clear sense of the battle worn character with only a minimal expression of the face and maybe the hood. I love how the black background and shadow on the face are all that is needed to convey the presence of the hood and the rest of the character. Otherwise the figure disappears into the deep tenebrism of the black background, which contrasts with the pallor of the face, providing a strong focal point in the eyes. It's all about the face then, and forces the viewer to examine the details of the face, its heavy lines, it's scars. One really gets a sense of the battles he's fought and the horrors he's seen or inflicted. It gives the impression of evil, without being cliche or using trite overbearing gestures of evil like excessive tattoos or horns or fangs or pointed eyebrows or other over the top comically evil details. One gets the sense that there is a real character there with a story, rather than just a trope. This is really conveyed in the eyes. Which are quite strong. Instead of sneering overbearing evil we get quiet menace, which if anything is more terrifying. I love the understated quality of it. If I were the client I might want to see it without the subtle and appropriate tattoos. I think the effect would still be just as strong. I love the painterly details as well, showing off how digital works can make reference to pastels and watercolors and markers in the same piece. It feels a tad unfinished, and I suspect this is a sketch so that may be an unfair crit since this feels more like a sketch. If it is, I hope the artist doesn't overfinish because I love the painterly detail. Your mileage may vary. Over all an excellent piece.