Great portrait! Great work, especially the shades on the mouth/nose. Personally I'm not sure about the composition though. For a fairly intimate portrait to me it seems the background is out of place thematically, as well being a bit too stark and rigid for the softness of the focus.
I like your style & your great with action drawings! great potential as an illustrator! What medium do you use, charcoal, pastel? I like the gothic, roman, warrior style drawings in particular as these with action, eg. sword fighting, battling on horse back or what ever action, think you have a real gift for this era & ambiance. You'd be a great fashion illustrator/cartoonist. Your eyes are beautifully done! May I suggest to use the long sketch pad & paper. It works better for illustration & easier to fit the whole body on it! And loosen up, get freer. Hope you don't mind my critique!
Hi =nazzier, Just got your message. I have been very busy. Thank you for your message. I am glad you did not mind the 'critique.' I wanted to encourage you! Plus I went to school for Fashion Design/Illustration, & the courses really helped me a lot! Keep on practicing, practising makes perfect!