i just realized i sent the comment i had for this picture to the wrong picture the detail is epic the blending of the lighting on the skin is stunning i find that its hard to get the lighting on skin just right plus the hair is wonderful you got the hair shine down to the letter
Good job! The colors are well blended and the clothes look really great too. I think you elongated your eyes a little too much though. In the accompanying work in progress sheet, in the original sketch it seems you had the eyes correct, then they kind of stretched up and out as you went along. Be careful of this next time. Also, the left side of your face could be "chiseled down" so to speak, and your lips looks a little plumper in the original. Overall though, if this is your first attempt, good job. Keep at it!
Why thank you for this lovely critique comment of yours! Thank you for pointing out the eyes, I had a feeling they looked off but I think you nailed it. And the side of the face, I think it's more to do with the brush strokes making it look pumper but yes, this is a first attempt at a self portrait and I thank you for your kind works of encouragement!