Small Spec Ops fireteam leaving a roof

so my second try at photoshop, i tried making a rappel but it didnt work out great, but i wanted to leave it in to get some help on how to make a better one that looks like gmod’s style.
also i know that the soldier rappeling is stiff.

http://filesmelt.com/dl/de_dust20000.png

Posing is awkward with the rappeling soldier.

[editline]28th February 2011[/editline]

The rest looks fine.

Ropes are kinda strange.Looks like it’s been drawn in MS Paint.

Rope is very flat and looks like a random squiggle rather than a hanging rope.

Rope and blood lets it down, but keep working on it.

Props for the username, but I have to agree with the rest. The rope does really look like a random squigle and is surprisingly not taut even with a soldier hanging on it.

overall the image is quite empty as well.