The main critique I have is that it all seems a little static - I appreciate you have tried to add movement with the loincloth, snow and censer smoke, but he still appears statue-like. The pose is perhaps slightly forced? I feel like we need context for why he is there, doing what he is doing. I also feel like the feet are obscured not because of the specific dynamics of the surroundings, but because you didn't feel like drawing them... I don't want to be unfair though: In all other respects this is a good piece: it is well proportioned, the light is good, and the distinction between the foreground and background is well established.
I'm glad you're back! I have closed that group down now because I think it's sometimes best not to have too many groups doing the same thing, and I don't want to poach members from here if this group is still active and well.
No need to apologise - Real Life comes first after all.
If you ever need any help with admin duties I would be happy to assist you if needed.