[quote=ocmd123]You are handling the colored pencils well. But since you asked for crits, I examined a bit.
The first thing I noticed is that the sewing machine would likely have a shadow under it. I see you have your light source coming in from the left, but there would likely still be some shadow under the machine. There was something about the monkey that I was seeing as well, so I pulled the image into grayscale to check it out. I think there could be a bit more contrast of the lights/darks on the monkey. You see how the brighter thread and fabric pull the eye? Start by pumping up the highlights on the monkey. That might do it. If not, just darken the deepest shadows just a touch. Not too much because you still want him to look soft, not hard edged. Does that make sense?
Thank you for your input. I thought I had put a shadow under the sewing machine but I see it's not dark enough. And, I see what you mean about the thread and fabric pulling the eye away from the monkey.