you guys have such eyes for details it's almost frightening
Yup yup yup! It's what it's like here! You joined in February? You'll get used to it eventually xD Skilled spriters are very picky and will critique any mishap. But it's not at all a bad thing. They help spriters become more "professional" and as long as they're making others think of the tiniest little details, then they can make their sprites look much much cleaner and become a bit easier on the eyes as well~ And they can eventually become super impressive!!
These people that focus on details are often those who make the most amazing and even original looking customs and splices. They know what they're talking about~!
But ignore the methods anyway! Spriters here just need to listen to what they have to say and ignore the rest if it bothers them. But it really improves the spriters if they listen.
And I guess if I post I should actually try contributing...
Personally I don't really like the way the shading around and below his jaw looks either but that's just me, since for all I know you might've spliced that in... But it mostly looks like there's a little too much dark or something like right along the jaw... Can't really say anything on the part below it though because while it does look kinda goofy to me I still think that's probably normal.
Some of the strands coming across the headband look a little blocky as well. Maybe if you mess around with the coloring/shading there, by smoothing things out, that might fix it.... Also the strands might need to kinda curve/curl more smoothly. Like it looks like it just a sudden bend? Ummmm sorry for horrible wording XD