I am extremely drawn to this image, but I'm not sure I know why exactly. I find the hands fascinating, they are so alive, and they tell their own story. I also appreciate the overall strength that this image holds. Your features are so bold and defined it is hard to not look strong, especially in profile like this. I find the arms to actually be the part of highest impact in the piece because of the intentionality.
The only suggestion I might offer is to blur out some of those crinkles in the background drapery, they aren't extremely distracting, but they can be after staring at the piece for so long. Wonderful work.