I love it when artists share their in-progress pieces! It's wonderful to see how people work, what makes them tick so to speak. And it is especially interesting and helpful for newbie artists who are self-learning, we can see the directions you take and how you build into the final, fantastic piece.
I like this progess/process sketch. Much easier on the eye than the block-for-block most people do. Interestingly, my eye is drawn to the darker right side then sweeps to the left and gives an impression of degeneration (if that makes sense?).