I certainly liked your art showing suited up characters and how the liquid latex grew to encase them in the first place. And so I wouldn't mind some more latex pits with characters around them in variety of situations and degree of being coated in latex struggling or embracing the moment.
I really think the difference that made the last pic so well-liked is that normally your art is just one simple standing pose that you then reuse for different effects. That was definitely different. I know your normal method makes it a lot less work (and thus less time) but it is higher quality to show different perspectives/angles/poses.
Funnily enough that Lane picture was almost in his pants but the person I drew it for requested fully dressed .
It is a different pose so maybe that's it. I do tend to stick to full body frontal shots because it's helping me learn anatomy faster and also because I personally like getting the full few of things. I am aware I use it too much though and look for chances to move away from it when I can, like this time.
I like seeing everything too but that still leaves for a lot of poses. They have these wooden pose dolls that you can get to help you out. You can adjust them to whatever pose you want and then look at em to shape out the char with. [link]
Ah yes I have a couple of manikins already but the problem with those is they follow realistic anatomy not anime/manga style. I found it far more useful reading books dealing very specifically with that.
A lot of people they are telling me they really like that Lane picture and I'm not sure what I did different which triggered that XP! I think it may be the detail of the bindings maybe which I'll focus on more in the future once I clear out my older sketches.