Some people might say he could be more masculine, but then ... he's an elf after all! And he's less androgynous than so many other characters roaming this area. I'd wish I could draw like you. Sometimes I even feel like sharing my noobish tries. Just because.
Don't ever take me for serious as I hate manga style but I still love large eyes!
More manly, like here? [link] (Though I avoid calling Tolkien's Eldar "elves" as they are different beings.) There masculinity is over-stressed for fun, as Tolkien's Eldar should be beautiful but manly in my opinion, yet what is manly means something different to all of us I haven't found a golden ratio, yet, but will keep trying.
I used to despise manga in the past when I had no idea what manga actually is :blushed: Now I really enjoy some styles, love colours in manga and anime. For example I love works of Ayami Kojima, especially eyes and fair complexion of faces she paints
If you enjoy drawing and want to draw better keep on doing it, we all get better with practice I need to practice more, too, haven't done anything in last weeks.
You misunderstood me: your elf already is more manly than many others.
I don't despise all mangas and animes, some of them just aren't my cup of tea. I love the "Akira" movie for example as well as some other stuff from the eighties and nineties.
Practice, yes ... if only I knew what exactly I am doing. In lack of a teacher I just try to memorize basic lines and/or poses (doesn't work for shading yet), then try to draw what I feel like drawing out of my head.